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Maritime Industry | Sweden
The sea has always played an important role to Sweden, which has been a seafaring nation for over a thousand years. Throughout history Swedes have been dependent on the waterways for transporting both goods and people. Consequently, ships are part of their cultural heritage.
Much of the maritime expertise is located in western Sweden, with Gothenburg as its hub. The shipbuilding industry is one of the oldest industries in the country. The industry has been transformed form giant shipyards, with a large domestic market, to advanced engineering and consultant companies operating on a global arena. Swedish yards, such as Dockstavarvet, Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet and Lödöse varf specialize in building naval vessels and ship repair activities.