• 2020 January 14 13:32

    Nor-Shipping announces appointment of new Commercial Director

    Nor-Shipping said that it has strengthened its senior management team with the recruitment of Sidsel Norvik to the new role of Commercial Director. Her arrival comes as the Lillestrøm and Oslo-based event week looks to consolidate the success of last year, when it boosted participant numbers by 34% and expanded to encompass ocean industries, as well as the traditional maritime sector.

    Norvik joins following a stint as CEO of Energy Show Norway, two decades as Commercial Director for Upstream, the leading global oil and gas news source, and 10 years with Recharge, the global news platform for renewable energy. She will now be charged with working on exhibition sales and spearheading Nor-Shipping’s ground-breaking Blue Economy Hall, promoting the ‘Blue Talks’ and showcasing firms and ideas that accelerate innovation, competency and sustainable business opportunities.

    Time for ACTION
    “2019 was a standout year for Nor-Shipping and we’re firmly focused on building on that momentum this year, for the 2021 event, and far beyond,” comments Per Martin Tanggaard, Nor-Shipping Director. “The success of Nor-Shipping 2019, which welcomed over 50,000 participants and saw the entire exhibition floor sell out, showed that there is a genuine hunger and enthusiasm for an arena that blends maritime expertise with ocean opportunity, and we’re eager to develop that and deliver real value for both visitors and exhibitors.

    “As such Nor-Shipping 2021 is taking the position of #ACTION, using the exhibition, conferences, seminars and events to highlight who is doing what, and how, to turn ocean potential into sustainable profit and success. It’s a very important proposition and Sidsel will be central in pushing that out to our exhibitors and using the Blue Economy Hall as a unique platform to showcase progress. With her experience, drive, ambition and customer relationship expertise she’ll be an important addition to the team here. It’s great to have her on board.”

    Opportunity within challenge

    Nor-Shipping 2021 takes place at the 22,500 sq. m Norges Varemesse exhibition space in Lillestrøm and at a variety of venues across nearby Oslo from 1-4 June 2021. The last outing saw visitors from more than 85 countries and exhibitors from 47 nations around the world. With 2021 stands already selling fast prior to an ‘early bird’ deadline of 31 January 2020, there is, according to Norvik, “a buzz” she is keen to tap into and promote.

    She notes: “Nor-Shipping has long been established as the leading global maritime meeting place, and the way it has seamlessly evolved to include the new ‘ocean space’ is both impressive and important – not just for shipping, but for the wider business community and society itself. The industry’s enthusiastic response to the repositioning in 2019 pays testimony to the wisdom of that move.”

    She concludes: “Nor-Shipping believes there are opportunities within challenges, and if we can find ways to leverage existing expertise with new sustainable technology, talent and ideas we can realise huge potential. That is the essence of the Blue Economy Hall and I’m delighted to have the chance to contribute to and develop this concept. I am confident that  my extensive sales, marketing and business building experience can help push the overall exhibition onto even more success going forward.

    “This is an exciting time to join the team and I can’t wait to build strong customer relationships, helping our audience deliver on their Nor-Shipping goals.

2020 January 17

18:06 Safe Bulkers refinances $105.2 mln of existing loan facilities with respect to eight vessels
17:52 Construction of Borssele 1+2 wind farm off Zeelandic coast begins
17:31 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 263,500 tonnes of cargo in 2019, down 20.4% Y-o-Y
17:06 Wärtsilä solutions support environmentally sustainable performance for two new MSC Cruises's ships
16:50 BIMCO expands ice information service
16:27 A record year for cruise expected at Port of Southampton
16:02 Qatargas delivers first Q-Flex LNG cargo to Summit LNG FSRU in Bangladesh
15:49 Tallink Grupp sets group-wide CSR strategy and sustainable operations goals
15:23 RUB 127.57 billion of federal budget allocations approved for construction of Leader-class icebreaker
15:02 Dublin Port unitised trade up 3.6% in 2019
14:48 Seaspan Shipyards hosts ceremonial keel laying for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Joint Support Ship
14:30 RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet minesweeper makes planned transition from Sevastopol to Mediterranean Sea
14:14 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Astarte with Aquavita
13:51 Turnover of DeloPorts terminals in 2019 decreased by 5% YoY to 8.3 mln tonnes
13:32 SAAM agrees to acquire 70% of Intertug, a towage operator in Colombia, Mexico and Central America
13:03 Flex LNG announces extension of the time-charter agreement for Flex Enterprise
12:37 Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivers bulk carrier FJ VIOLA
12:27 Hapag-Lloyd signs space charter agreement with Maersk and MSC on the Asia-North Europe trade
12:20 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping reports it key 2019 results
12:03 Pyxis Tankers announces completion of sale of Pyxis Delta
11:38 KHI delivers LPG carrier PHOENIX GAIA
11:29 Throughput of Vostochny Port grew by 5.2% to 25.51 million tonnes in 2019
11:03 Eagle Bulk Shipping joins Getting to Zero Coalition
10:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 17
10:28 NYK agrees to MoU with Northern Offshore Group on partnership for crew transfer vessel business for offshore wind power generation systems
09:56 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.05% to $64.59, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.03% to $58.5
09:33 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is flat at 768 points
07:18 NYK and Van Oord sign MoU to own and operate offshore wind installation vessels in Japan

2020 January 16

18:37 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from India and Sri Lanka to North Europe and the Mediterranean
17:52 Mikhail Mishustin appointed as the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
17:31 ClassNK issues Hong Kong Convention Statement of Compliance to Ship Recycling Facility in Bangladesh
17:03 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from Middle East to Mediterranean and North Europe
16:39 Bunker prices are stable at the Far East ports of Russia following the recent growth (graph)
16:03 Vessels offered free shore power during Parkkade trial in Rotterdam
15:22 The CMA CGM Group is strengthening the organization of CEVA Logistics to begin the second phase of its development
15:03 New Stena Line ferry completes maiden voyage on Irish Sea
14:02 PIL launches new transpacific pendulum service, America Asia Service (AAS)
13:33 Port of Antwerp scores 7th record year in a row
13:02 THE Alliance unveils expanded service network for 2020
12:30 MISC, Samsung Heavy Industries, Lloyd’s Register and MAN Energy Solutions join forces on ammonia-fuelled tanker project
12:01 CMA CGM SSL Intra Europe will update its BAF for Algeria Morocco Tunisia Roro services
11:28 ABB presents recommendation for zero-emission marine technology to US Congress
11:26 Rosmorport summarizes results of its sailing ships's 2019 navigation season
11:01 Dmitry Stepanov appointed as General Director of Astrakhan Shipbuilding Production Association
10:37 IMO continues its work to review GMDSS requirements
10:18 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 16
09:50 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for 2019
09:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.69% to $64.44, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.73% to $58.23
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,260 points

2020 January 15

18:35 Aker Solutions involved in international brownfield services contract award
18:06 The Convention between Carriers and Ports for OCEAN Alliance held in Boao
17:52 Intermodal unveils fresh new branding
17:46 Eagle Bulk joins Getting to Zero Coalition
17:23 Registration opens for 4th Annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference in London
17:05 Keppel delivers first rig of 2020
16:37 NKT signs service contract with EirGrid on the East West Interconnector connecting Ireland and Great Britain
16:21 USPA concludes agreements with new members of its Supervisory Board
16:05 Naviris, the JV between Fincantieri and Naval Group is now fully operational