• 2018 August 15 10:21

    Nor-Shipping 2019 devotes entire hall to new focus on Blue Economy

    Nor-Shipping has announced that it will devote the whole of Hall A at its 2019 exhibition to the concept of Blue Economy, showcasing ‘tomorrow’s business solutions today’. In an industry first, this will see the entire 1300 sq m space transformed into an interactive landscape designed to highlight, promote and accelerate business practices and players that balance maritime and ocean activity growth with sustainable resource use and environmental protection.

    The move marks a further step in Nor-Shipping’s evolution, following on from a recent rebranding exercise and revitalised focus on creating fresh ocean opportunities for its core maritime audience.

    It is, says Nor-Shipping Director Per Martin Tanggaard, a natural step into an increasingly vital area.

    “Hall A’s 2017 theme of Disruptive Sustainability was a great success, and this development builds on that, while fine-tuning the focus to deliver greater value for our exhibitors, delegates and society as a whole,” he explains.

    “We are moving forward from solutions with the potential to disrupt the industry to embrace those that create growth through sustainable practices, while improving livelihoods and safeguarding ocean ecosystems. From an environmental perspective this is imperative, but from a commercial standpoint it also makes perfect sense – our industry needs a healthy ocean to operate, while there’s a huge opportunity for innovative technology, collaborations and working models to unlock new revenue streams.

    “Maritime is ideally positioned to take the lead in building a thriving and sustainable ocean economy. We want to help our industry realise and benefit from that immense potential.”

    When Nor-Shipping raises the curtain on its 2019 activity, taking place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019, Hall A will emerge as never before. Tailored to engage with Nor-Shipping’s 30,000+ visitors, the Blue Economy hall will feature world-leaders in the maritime, ocean, innovation and wider business arena in an atmospheric and intimate setting.

    Five key focus areas, as defined in DNV GL’s 2016 report Sustainable Development Goals – Exploring Maritime Opportunities, will provide structure for the space. The proposed areas are sustainable ocean economy, sustainable infrastructure, decarbonisation, protection of ocean life, and the development and implementation of responsible practices. This should create a broad business arena for the maritime industry to connect with emerging ocean opportunities.

    New ‘Think Tanks’ will host roundtable discussions and address hot industry issues, while a Start-up Lounge will connect industry professionals with fast-moving maritime start-ups. 2017’s popular Disruptive Talks initiative will be repeated, with innovators from across the globe gathering to discuss profitable paths forward.

    Nor-Shipping’s Sofia Fürstenberg Stott is spearheading the hall’s development:

    “The Blue Economy hall is unique,” she notes. “It aims to help us find the answer to one of the most pressing challenges of our time – how to develop and sustain growing commercial activity in the oceans, while safeguarding and enhancing their health. As such it focuses on maritime opportunities that support all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, effectively shining a light on tomorrow’s business solutions today.”

    Concluding, Fürstenberg  Stott explains: “We see this as a continuation of the strategy which saw us debut the Opening Oceans Conference in Copenhagen in May and reposition Nor-Shipping as Your Arena for Ocean Solutions. We also plan to host the Opening Oceans Conference again, as a one-day event this time, at Nor-Shipping 2019. It’s all about assisting our stakeholders to use their maritime expertise, assets and infrastructure to build businesses that can take advantage of new opportunities and create added value in a sustainable way.

    “There are obviously challenges ahead for our industry, but there’s also startling potential for responsible growth. Hall A will help the industry understand, prepare for, and act upon that.”

    Nor-Shipping is aiming to attract a wide variety of exhibitors to the Blue Economy space, including business cluster organisations, start-ups, venture capitalists and companies from segments including digital and data innovation, smart logistics, alternative fuels, recycling, cybersecurity, and cross industry collaboration, amongst others.




2018 September 19

18:10 Significant reserve growth confirmed at the Utrenneye field
17:53 Green Corridor JIP delivers innovative bulk carrier designs for a low emissions future
17:35 Rolls-Royce launches new range of powerful medium speed V-Engines
17:05 Sembcorp Marine, ABS and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing team up to develop new gas technologies in offshore, marine and energy sectors
16:35 Valenciaport presents its cruise offer in Lisbon under the slogan “Valencia dresses in green”
16:16 Vladimir Panchenko dredger built for Lena Basin is put into operation
16:04 MOL launches new large-scale ferry Sunflower Kirishima
15:47 Freeport of Riga Authority begins active cooperation with its Chinese partners
15:23 Vancouver Fraser Port Authority joins leading port authorities in climate action program
15:04 DFDS to invest DKK 300m to install scrubbers on 12 freight ferries deployed on freight routes in the Mediterranean
14:50 Maersk to combine Damco’s Supply Chain Services and Maersk Line’s Ocean Product on January 1st, 2019
14:22 NOVATEK and Fluxys apply for establishment of a joint venture in Rostock, Germany
14:08 Stevedoring unions announce a strike in the ports of Leixoes and Lisbon
13:08 Noble Group completes the sale of the Panacore vessels
12:47 Bunker prices are going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
12:29 Nevsky Shipyard took part in II International Fishery Forum and Expo 2018
12:07 ABS holds seminar series exploring gas as marine fuel
11:50 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company has it towing and supply vessel Nercha overhauled at Bibiheybat shipyard
11:25 Klaipeda Seaport takes part in exhibition and conference in Kazakhstan
11:07 San Pedro Bay Ports ready cleaner truck rules for Oct. 1 2018
10:46 Record number of ships registered at Freeport of Riga in August
10:28 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 4.3% to 13.15 million TEUs in Jan-Aug’18
10:07 Austal awarded littoral combat ships 32 & 34
09:43 Brent Crude futures price down 0.06% to $78.98, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.03% to $69.57
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,356 points
09:05 Port of Oakland to add electric trucks thanks to state grant
08:07 GTT signs a Technical Assistance and License agreement with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
07:40 DNV GL awards AiP to Jiangnan Shipyard for 93K cbm very large ethane carrier design “PANDA E”

2018 September 18

18:09 Cruise ships called Saaremaa Harbour nine times during the summer season
17:52 Arctic units of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet hold amphibious assault training at Chukotka coast
17:27 Annual Advanced Course on Port Operations and Management held in France on 10-12 September
17:04 Maersk Line announces rates from Europe & Mediterranean to West Africa
16:50 Marinet Conference gathered more than 500 on-site and virtual participants
16:21 Drilling rig supply ship of Project 22420, Ostap Sheremet, left Amursky Shipyard for outfitting and testing
16:04 Maersk Line announces new Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF)
15:34 NYK participates in Japan Climate Initiative
15:04 6 MOL-operated/managed vessels earn commendations from Japan Coast Guard Regional Headquarters
14:30 Yang Ming launches new container vessel 'YM Wellbeing'
14:16 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.1% to 6.15 billion tonnes in 8M’18
14:03 PORT OF KIEL restructures Ostuferhafen access area
13:52 RS gains ISO 9001:2015 Certificate
13:28 Kolmar to export up to 40 million tonnes of coal per year via a terminal under construction in the Muchke Bay
13:04 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 8M’18 grew by 6% Y-o-Y to 9.6 million tonnes
12:40 Okskaya Sudoverf takes part in Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo 2018
12:17 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) declined by 1% to 372.85 million tonnes in 8M’18
11:55 Fuel oil prices show no significant changes in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:31 Throughput of port Vyborg in 8M’18 up 23% Y-o-Y to 1.15 million tonnes
11:09 Diana Shipping aqnnounces time charter contract for m/v Artemis with Ausca
10:48 Throughput of port Primorsk in 8M’18 fell by 11% Y-o-Y to 35.79 million tonnes
10:30 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 8M’18 declined by 3% Y-o-Y to 12.07 million tonnes
10:09 Georgia Ports Authority approves $92M rail expansion
09:52 Brent Crude futures price down 0.55% to $77.62, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.44% to $68.39
09:43 ABS Global Gas Team awarded classification contract for Singapore's first LNG bunker barge
09:33 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers Pola Feodosia, fourth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,357 points
08:17 GTT and Keppel Offshore & Marine sign a license agreement for the construction of membrane tank solutions
07:36 Bureau Veritas issues approval for GTT’s new NO96 Flex cargo containment system

2018 September 17

18:04 Maersk Line announces rates from Indian Subcontinent and Middle East to Mediterranean
17:50 ICS launches free guidance on preparing for 2020 sulphur cap
17:23 Throughput of port Ust-Luga in 8M’18 declined by 5% Y-o-Y to 64.49 million tonnes