• 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 September 28

12:11 Abu Dhabi Ports acquires MICCO to become a leading provider of fully integrated supply chain logistics solutions
11:36 RF Government approves National Programme for Far East Development
11:13 Aker Solutions awarded subsea contract for Breidablikk
10:51 Hornsea Two monopile installation scheduled to start next month
10:21 Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Corporation launches non-self-propelled suction hopper dredger of Project 4395
09:52 Tallink suspends operation of Helsinki-Riga route until end of October
09:30 Tallink changes weekend operating schedule of Tallinn-Helsinki route shuttle vessel Star
09:14 Baltic Dry Index as of September 25
08:48 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 28

2020 September 27

16:43 Milaha signs key deal with major oilfield services firm
15:31 RINA and SDARI: an innovative step towards 3D ship classification
14:28 Belfast Harbour is hosting an innovative study which could help change the way ports and harbours manage air quality
13:48 ABP invests £10 million to repair Swansea West Pier
12:49 Huntington Ingalls Industries restores drinking water, conducts steam testing during USS George Washington (CVN 73) refueling and complex overhaul
12:03 The Manor Endurance sets sail for her first charter
11:29 NYK and JMU introduce shipbuilding contract that guarantees propulsion in actual sea conditions

2020 September 26

15:52 Port Freeport enters partnership with CEMEX Servicios Logisticos and Union Pacific Railroad
14:32 Coast Guard rescue two mariners from disabled catamaran near Oahu
13:43 NAT orders two -2- Suezmax newbuildings in South Korea
12:38 JAXPORT CEO Green named one of Florida’s top business leaders for third year in a row
12:06 Northwest to Midwest: New rail service builds on NWSA’s intermodal growth
11:02 IUMI: Loss prevention remains a vital element in ensuring the insurability of maritime risk
10:53 Huntington Ingalls Industries breaks ground on unmanned systems center of excellence

2020 September 25

18:07 Tripartite agreement signed on establishing the FSRU terminal in the Bay of Gdansk
17:55 Baltic Fuel Company shipped first batch of bitumen
17:39 Scorpio Bulkers announces purchase of shares by Scorpio Services
17:34 Vessel “Razul Rza” sent to outer waters after the repair works
17:12 Metal Shark debuts 48-meter catamaran expedition vessel and introduces "Metal Shark Yachts" portfolio
16:51 Ningbo Containerized Freight Index rises significantly in September
16:19 OOCL's service update for Trans-Pacific trade
16:16 Representative office of Marinet opened in China
15:27 GTT signs a contract with the U.S. Dep't of Defense for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility
14:59 RFC held the second stage of the ecological marathon
14:31 Bunker prices are flat in the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
14:05 Zvezda shipyard to build 10 gas tankers for Arctic LNG 2
13:42 Wärtsilä solutions meet challenging needs of Canadian Coast Guard vessel
13:18 Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput delivered Kamchatka fish to Saint-Petersburg
12:56 Competition for construction of two scientific research ships for Russian Federal Fisheries Agency to be announced in October
12:34 Royal Niestern Sander orders SCHOTTEL thrusters for world’s first shallow-draught ice-breaking W2W vessel
12:11 VEB.RF starts financing construction of ten gas tankers for Arctic LNG 2 project
11:29 LR awards Samsung Heavy Industries AiP for its ammonia-fuelled tanker
10:37 British Ports Association sets out spending review priorities
10:29 New state programme on Arctic development in 2021-2024 drafted by Russia’s ad hoc Ministry
09:53 Debt service guarantees on Yamal LNG removed from NOVATEK
09:30 Oil prices rise in hope of demand
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of September 24
09:11 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 25

2020 September 24

18:37 Kongsberg Digital develops cloud-based simulators for maritime industry, with funds from Innovation Norway
18:07 Wärtsilä ranked first in UN challenge to fight climate change with big data
17:45 Alco Bio Fuel, Messer Benelux and IJsfabriek Strombeek once again invest in recycling CO2 in North Sea Port
17:20 World’s first subsea compression system passes five years in operation
17:12 Esben Poulsson reappointed as ICS Chairman for a new term
16:48 Okskaya Shipyard launches first multipurpose dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 for Astrol
16:24 Severnaya Verf starts cutting steel for seventh trawler of Project 170701 for NOREBO Group
15:50 ASCO's vessel “Razul Rza” sent to outer waters after repairs
15:26 Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to invest in Sovcomflot, says RDIF CEO
15:02 Diana Shipping announces the sale of a Capesize Dry bulk vessel
14:39 Russian Railways launches regular multimodal service from China to Europe via the ports of Kaliningrad and Hamburg
14:17 MABUX releases its weekly review of bunker market
14:02 Fincantieri starts dry dock works for experimental vessel Zeus