• 2018 November 16 10:41

    Nor-Shipping looks to achieve industry first with ISO sustainable event standard

    Nor-Shipping is aiming to set a new benchmark for the maritime and ocean event segment with a move to achieve ISO 20121 certification from DNV GL.

    The initiative complements Nor-Shipping’s repositioning as ‘your arena for ocean solutions’ as it evolves to focus on supporting, serving and facilitating sustainable success for its core maritime audience within the rapidly developing ocean space.

    In becoming the first industry player to embark upon ISO 20121 (The Sustainable Events Management System Standard for Events Organisations) Nor-Shipping is, according to Director Per Martin Tanggaard, ‘practising what it preaches’.

    “Developing sustainable business activity within the ocean space is both one of the world’s greatest opportunities and greatest challenges,” Tanggaard explains. “Our industry can’t afford to fail in this mission and we at Nor-Shipping are doing all we can to showcase potential, connect businesses, and enable success in this evolving arena.

    “As we’re assuming this mantle of responsible development we have to ensure we ourselves, as an organisation, set the very highest standards. That’s why Nor-Shipping and parent firm Norges Varemesse are initiating a move that will see us assess and improve the environmental performance of every activity we conduct – minimizing our own carbon footprint and encouraging our suppliers and stakeholders to tackle theirs. We know we’re only one relatively small organisation but, together with our high profile involvement in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), we hope to help influence the industry and demonstrate that everyone can work towards a more prosperous, sustainable future.”

    The initiative is a collaborative effort in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal 17 (revitalize global partnerships for sustainable development). Nor-Shipping’s recently appointed Head of Sustainability and Technology, Silje Bareksten, will, together with the ‘Project GREEN’ team at Norges Varemesse, manage the certification process alongside DNV GL. This encompasses activity such as assessments and audits of areas including transportation, waste disposal, energy use and supplier standards. Oslo-based consultancy Greener Events will work with the team at Norges Varemesse to help enable and optimize the ‘green shift’, while DNV GL’s Business Assurance General Manager Siv Emanuelsen will lead DNV GL’s involvement. By working together the partners hope to maximize both efficiency and impact.

    Emanuelsen says of the initiative: “Nor-Shipping and Norges Varemesse are taking positive, tangible action to improve their overall environmental credentials and work towards a long-term strategic goal of sustainability. This is important for them as a business – enhancing their licence to operate, improving efficiency and impacting positively upon visitor experience – but also in their role as a ‘lighthouse’ for the maritime industry, helping to influence and enable customers and delegates as they themselves target better environmental performance.”

    DNV GL’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Bjørn Kj. Haugland, who will facilitate the process, notes: “Many companies claim to be green but here we have an industry leader undertaking a thorough, stringent and recognised certification process to prove its on-going commitment. Nor-Shipping will be the second major international event in Norway, after the Bislett Games, to achieve the standard. Here at DNV GL we’ll use our extensive expertise to help lead the team down the pathway to greater sustainability and set a new industry benchmark.”

    Speaking of the timescale of the certification, Bareksten adds: “It’s my ambition that Nor-Shipping, Norges Varemesse and our partners work to achieve this standard before the 2019 Nor-Shipping programme of activity begins. There’s a great deal to do, but the drive towards sustainability can’t wait. We need to address our weaknesses today for the optimal impact tomorrow. We’d encourage everyone within the industry to do the same.”

    The ISO 20121 process follows Nor-Shipping’s decision in August to dedicate its exhibition Hall A to the ‘Blue Economy’; showcasing firms and concepts that balance business with sustainable resource use and environmental protection. This will sit alongside the established themed halls showcasing IT & Navigation, Safety & Rescue, Shipbuilding & Repair, Maritime Services & Logistics, and Propulsion & Machinery.

    Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019. The exhibition and associated programme of networking, knowledge and collaborative activities is expected to attract over 30,000 visitors from across the globe.




2019 May 24

17:49 Hannu Ylärinne appointed COO and Executive Vice President of Arctia Group having retained his position as CEO of Meritaito
17:28 Coast Guard issues waterway restrictions on Mississippi, Illinois Rivers
17:11 NOVATEK obtains new licenses on Krasnoyarsk Territory
17:02 CMA CGM launches the Reefer Pharma division for the temperature-controlled transportation of pharmaceutical products
16:50 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 4M’19 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 5.11 million tonnes
16:28 Teekay Tankers reports 1Q 2019 results
16:17 Acta Marine names its third W2Work offshore vessel Acta Centaurus
15:53 Ambal ferry returns to Baltijsk-Ust-Luga line after scheduled maintenance
15:27 Surveillance camera installed by Freeport of Riga Authority on Krievu Island for coal dust monitoring
14:59 Port of Tallinn got acknowledged as socially responsible company
14:01 Port Houston volume up nine percent year-over-year
13:50 Feodor Shishlakov appointed head of Volgo-Baltic Administration
13:22 PSA, PFR and IFM investors jointly acquire DCT Gdańsk
12:18 ASI Marine develops an alternative safe method for surveying in hazardous high flow areas.
12:00 Lotos shipyard launches Peotr Veliky, cruise ship of Project PV300VD
11:37 New tugboat built by Damen to expand port fleet of Nakhodka TSP
11:16 SeaBird announces update on vessel acquistion and contemplated private placement of new shares
11:06 Jotun creates new standard for predictable, long-term antifouling protection with SeaForce and HydractiveTM technology
11:01 Global Ship Lease announces agreement to acquire three containerships
10:45 Russian ship owners got 29 new seagoing commercial ships with total deadweight of 552,400 tonnes in 2018 - CNIIMF
10:24 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.22% to $68.59, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.23% to $58.62
10:11 NORDEN boosts Middle East activities with new 3-year contract
10:09 Royal IHC names 2,300m³ TSHD LESSE
09:58 Rotterdam sends hyper-smart container on trip around the world
09:47 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:26 ZIM announces changes to MGX Service
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 23
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,068 points
08:50 Bunker prices review at global sea ports, Week 21st, 2019

2019 May 23

18:43 DOF Subsea secures contract in Brazil
18:21 ZIM Q1 2019 revenues rose 6.0% to $796.2M
18:06 MOL to Join Consortium on TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures)
17:44 CNIIMF forecasts NSR cargo traffic to reach 100 million tonnes by 2035
17:11 USCG closes case of downed aircraft in Prince William Sound
17:06 Port of Rotterdam sees significant progress in development HES Hartel Tank Terminal
16:55 GOGL announced net loss of $ 7.5M vs net income of $ 23.6M in 1Q 2019
16:30 New digital solution from Rolls-Royce and ZF improves availability and CO2 emissions of ships
16:05 CMA CGM orders 50,000 Traxens trackers
15:23 OCTOMAR Serviços Marítimos takes delivery of Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2206
14:47 RF Navy’s destroyer participated in combat training in the Sea of Japan
13:36 High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini visits ITS Carlo Margottini
13:05 Singapore to host Port Maintenance and Facilities Management Summit on 24-27 September 2019
12:29 Optimarin gears up for retrofit wave with expansion and new hires
12:19 FESCO and Russian Railways launch transit service for delivery of goods from Japan to Europe through Russia
11:43 Bunker prices go up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:21 Severnaya Verf starts cutting metal for third processing trawler of Project 170701 ordered by NOREBO Group
11:08 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Baltimore with Koch
10:26 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.69% to $70.5, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.6% to $61.05
10:08 Port of Antwerp aims for more efficient road transport with night-time opening hours on Right bank of Scheldt
09:57 Kuibyshev reservoir level allows for fleet operation - RF Transport Ministry
09:39 NOVATEK signed MoU with Ninh Thuan Province in Vietnam
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,059 points
09:10 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 23
09:08 Royal IHC signs contract with Cameroon’s Port Authority of Douala
08:25 Sempra LNG and Aramco Services Company sign heads of agreement for Port Arthur LNG

2019 May 22

18:05 CMA CGM to resume the Bijagos Shuttle service
17:50 RF Government approves rules for collecting port investment dues from ship owners in Russian seaports
17:38 The University of Calabria and Finсantieri ink training agreement
17:05 CMA CGM PAD-Service delivers first Zespri kiwifruits to the port of Zeebrugge
16:44 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa