• 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 October 23

18:36 GTMaritime protects onboard cyber security in record numbers
18:02 Tokyo MOU accepted Panama as the 21st member authority
17:35 Rosmorrechflot suggests providing subsidies and privileges to ship owners using LNG
17:02 Teekay and Teekay LNG announce resolution to China LNG joint venture issues
16:52 Damen signs contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works for third ASD Tug 2009
16:43 Side event on Women in Fisheries held at Torremolinos Ministerial Conference
16:21 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 11,770 in RF spot market
16:02 Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean and Government of St. Lucia sign MoU
15:37 Yxney Maritime and Grieg Connect team up with the NOx Fund to build digital emissions infrastructure
15:02 Qatar Petroleum announces commencement of supply of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil at Ras Laffan Industrial City Port
14:56 Ships of RF Navy’s Caspian Flotilla participated in strategic command post exercise
14:14 Port of Zeebrugge posts results for Q3 2019
13:13 Abu Dhabi Ports breaks ground on new waterfront destination
12:40 Association of Legal Entities of “Trans-Caspian International Transport Route” project held General Meeting in Tbilisi
12:12 Aker Solutions targets growth in low carbon and renewable energy
11:48 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant delivered survey ship of Project 3330 built for Volga Basin
11:26 Technological infrastructure of Vostochny Port's Phase 3 highly appraised by Indian delegation
11:04 Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding deliveres a 66,000 dwt type bulk carrier to Tomaros Navigation, Liberia
10:32 ASCO held meeting with representatives of Australian and Chinese companies
10:09 The world’s largest offshore wind farm welcomes Jan De Nul’s Voltaire to the project
09:50 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping introduced a new edition of the Container Rules set
09:31 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,806 points
09:15 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.49% to $59.41, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.83% to $54.03
09:08 CMA CGM implements Winter Surcharge on imports into St Petersburg, Ust-Luga & Bronka (Russia)
08:53 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 23
08:42 Europort 2019 launch led by shipowner summit

2019 October 22

18:09 Alfa Laval Aalborg boiler technology offers an easier path to LNG propulsion
17:53 NOVATEK issues update on Arc7 LNG tankers
17:30 Yxney Maritime and Grieg Connect team up with the NOx Fund to build digital emissions infrastructure
17:02 Total and Zhejiang Energy Group join forces to develop the growing low sulfur marine fuel market
16:48 North-Western Shipping Company carried 3.7 million tonnes of cargo in 9M’2019
16:25 Wärtsilä retrofit to reduce environmental impact of ferry operating in ecologically sensitive waters
16:02 McDermott International enters into agreement for up to $1.7 bln of new financing
15:41 Latest Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels for Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited arrive in Nigeria
15:27 Victor Chernomyrdin icebreaker successfully completed sea trials
15:02 Deltamarin signs design contracts with Merima
14:44 Pella shipyard started mooring trials for lead crab catching vessel of Project 03070
14:10 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
13:49 Patrol ship of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet left Greek port of Pylos
13:02 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S upgrades EBITDA expectation for 2019
12:50 Marine Recruiting Agency trained 1,344 specialists for port and construction segments in 9M’19, up 14% YoY
12:28 DP World reports 1.1% gross like-for-like volume growth in 3Q 2019
12:26 ESPO congratulates port of Barcelona, Vigo and Baku for getting EcoPorts’ environmental management standard
12:01 Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare support
11:45 MPSV12 project vessel "Bahtemir" took part in emergency response exercises in the Gulf of Finland
11:22 3rd “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” conference kicks off in Moscow
11:13 Bio-based welding-gas production facility to open in the port of Amsterdam
10:44 CMA CGM announces PSS for cargo from Europe and the Mediterranean to Australia and New Zealand
10:20 BLRT Grupp’s Noblessner Homeport project wins in “Best Development Project of 2019” nomination
09:56 Poland's first training centre for port staff opened at the Port of Gdansk
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.22% to $58.83, Light Sweet Crude – fell by 0.26% to $53.37
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,846 points
08:31 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 22

2019 October 21

18:25 Navios Acquisition announces $15 mln offering of common stock
18:02 Temasek subsidiary plans to acquire 30.55% of shares in Keppel
17:50 Two LNG-powered Sovcomflot tankers successfully completed voyages along Northern Sea Route
17:36 Anglo-Eastern signs Cyber MOU with Naval Dome
17:13 Guard ship "Yaroslav Mudry" of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet made business call in Limassol
17:05 Blockchain and DNA-based marine fuels tracking solution BunkerTrace goes live
17:02 Castor Maritime announces vessel acquisition