• 2019 June 18 16:42

    Nor-Shipping 2019 sets new records

    Organisers have revealed that the latest Nor-Shipping was the most successful ever, with a record number of delegates attending the Lillestrøm-based exhibition halls and associated activities in Oslo. In all, almost 50,000 people participated in Nor-Shipping 2019 official events between 3 and 7 June – a 34% increase over 2017 figures.

    Although Nor-Shipping has been operating for the past 54 years, this was the first time organisers extended its remit to encompass ocean industry businesses as well as the traditional maritime audience. As such the international event week – which welcomed exhibitors from 47 countries and visitors from over 85 nations – was rebranded as Your Arena for Ocean Solutions.

    It was a move that, Nor-Shipping Director Per Martin Tanggaard says, appears to have paid off.

     “There is huge growth potential for commercial activity within the ocean space,” he comments, “and maritime is in a prime position to exploit that, profit from it and serve the needs of a growing global population. Nor-Shipping 2019 sought to deliver value for its core shipping audience by engaging new ocean actors – and providing unique, high-level expertise and insight – to enable the co-operation that will allow maritime to prosper in the future. It seems to be a strategy that has worked well, for us and, most importantly of all, for our audience.

    “I’ve lost count of the number of times I heard it was ‘the best Nor-Shipping ever’ from visitors and exhibitors. That is, of course, very satisfying, but it’s due to them that’s it been so successful! Nor-Shipping is nothing without the continuing engagement and support of our industry. So I’d like to extend a very big thank you to everyone that attended for making it such a success.”

    In total 30,200 unique visitors came through the doors at Nor-Shipping’s 22,500 sq m exhibition space at Lillestrøm, interacting with 846 exhibiting companies. This was the first time the entire floor space at the halls was filled, with stands selling out with two weeks to go before opening. A total number of 300 high-level speakers participated across more than 220 conferences and events, delivering valuable takeaways on subjects as varied as cyber security, collaboration, decarbonisation, green financing, alternative fuels, renewables, digitalisation, gender equality and evolving ocean regulations, amongst other key issues.

    The social scene at Nor-Shipping 2019 was equally as vibrant, with 2,500 industry decision makers attending the BBQ at DNV GL’s headquarters, countless networking opportunities and a lively party atmosphere in the evenings on Festival Street in Oslo city centre.

    “We judge our success through the eyes of our exhibitors, delegates and other key stakeholders,” concludes Tanggaard. “If it has delivered value for them and met, or hopefully exceeded, their expectations then we’ve done our job well. The early indications in that respect are certainly positive.

    “But Nor-Shipping doesn’t stop here. Just because the main week is over doesn’t mean our work is done, quite the opposite in fact – it’s only just beginning. It’s now up to us to start planning for Nor-Shipping 2021. We’ll be looking to build on the success of this year and refine our offering to stay as relevant as possible, providing our industry with the platform it needs for successful, sustainable and profitable development far into the future.

    “We hope to engage as many people as possible going forwards to best determine how to achieve that aim. Nor-Shipping 2019 may have been the ‘best ever’, but we definitely want to surpass it in 2021! I look forward to welcoming the maritime and ocean industries here again in two years time.”




2019 July 19

11:31 Naval Group reports order intake growth in H1 to 3.9bn euro
11:14 Ice-breaking LNG carrier for Yamal LNG Project named NIKOLAY URVANTSEV
10:58 Minister of Transport of Malaysia visits World Maritime University
10:26 Saudi Arabia accedes to two important IMO treaties
09:55 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:50 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 19
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.91% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.48% to $56.12
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,130 points

2019 July 18

18:05 Future expectations for MPS Terminal 3 in the port in Tema outlined with Government delegation
17:24 PGNiG acquires interest in another gas field in the North Sea
17:18 DNV GL supports 2020 sulphur compliance with online Ship Implementation Plan
17:05 OOCL announces new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Service
16:35 Consortium including DEME and Jan De Nul explores pioneering high-wave offshore solar technology
16:07 Large maritime market players join hands to create high-wave offshore solar panels
15:52 State Duma makes it easier for foreign tourists to visit Russia’s Arctic
15:35 Incat Tasmania delivers new 111-metre ferry to Spain operator Naviera Armas
15:18 Hapag-Lloyd launches South-East India – Europe Express Service // IEX to start operations in October 2019
15:01 Operation ATALANTA welcomes ESPS CANARIAS
14:26 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:00 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Selina with Ausca
13:44 PortNews Media Group's anniversary celebration photo release
13:22 Aleksey Khaidukov as President of Novoship
13:00 Global Ports Holding invites proposals for Duty Free and Travel Retail operations at Malaga, Zadar, Cagliari and Catania cruise ports
12:47 East Mining Company eyes arranging offshore transshipment of coal in Kamchatka under Tata project
12:09 Wärtsilä posts financial results for January-June 2019
11:53 Construction of LNG-powered icebreakers to be financed by NOVATEK – Vyacheslav Ruksha
11:31 RF Deputy PM Maksim Akimov set a task to begin dredging in the Gulf of Ob not later than on 1 August 2019
11:09 Port of Muuga strengthened with new ferry connection to Finland
10:48 Primorsky MRC terminal to offer fully closed transshipment of loose cargo
10:30 MAN Energy Solutions gets subsea compression FEED order from Chevron
10:09 Port of Lowestoft names new state-of-the-art pilot boat
09:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 18
09:50 APM Terminals Callao launches Peru’s first digital customer platform
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.17% to $63.77, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $56.79
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,064 points

2019 July 17

18:13 USCG responds to boat collision, assists 4 injured
17:55 LNG vessels to protect environment and increase container turnover at the Port of Riga
17:32 YAMAL LNG obtains certification for the new ISO 45001:2018 and confirms compliance with ISO 14001:2015
17:03 Qatargas delivers 3000th LNG cargo to Japan
16:48 Maslovoz-2 tanker left floating dock of Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard
16:21 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers the Aleksandr Zuyev, dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59, to STLC
16:03 Safe Bulkers, Inc. announces installation and commissioning of the first scrubber on MV Martine
15:44 Germany accedes to ship recycling convention
15:27 South Africa accedes to compensation regime for hazardous and noxious cargoes
15:02 BHP to introduce low emissions LNG freight
14:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
13:32 McDermott awarded FEED contract for Sohar LNG bunkering project in Oman
13:15 Pilbara Ports Authority delivers a total annual throughput of 697.2 million tonnes for the 2018/19 financial year
12:39 Exports of Russian oil products from Kambarka oil tank farm resumed by river route via RPK-Vysotsk-LUKOIL-II
12:01 Aker Solutions announces Second-Quarter and Half-Year results 2019
11:51 New edition of Rules for Classification and Construction of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk published by RS
11:44 Port of Oakland’s keystone project set to be delivered in 2020
11:26 NIBULON shipyard continues forming the hull of its 140-m NIBULON MAX floating crane
11:02 The President of the European Council visits the new Port of Baku
10:40 Gasum Group reports its financial results for Q2 2019
10:30 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 17
10:17 AS Tallinna Sadam reports its 2019 Q2 passenger and cargo flows
09:54 Bunker prices increase at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.25% to $64.51, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.03% to $57.64
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,011 points