Norwegian Ship's Gear Exhibition Held In New York

More than 200 guests representing over 35 American companies attended a special three-day-long Ship's Gear Exhibition in New York City, organized by The Export Council of Norway. Nine leading Norwegian suppliers of sophisticated ship's gear participated in the exhibition, which was held at the Seamen's Church Institute in downtown Manhattan.

Norway's Commercial Consul Arne S.

Fonkalsrud said the purpose of the exhibition was to display to the specialized American audience a sampling of the advanced equipment and systems developed by Norwegian firms, to highlight the extent and breadth of Norwegian capabilities in this traditionally important area of activity, and to give both the exhibitors and the attendees an opportunity to form new business contacts.

"Judging from the quality of attendance and enthusiasm, the exhibition was successful in all regards, and we believe that the participating companies will find an expanded interest in their products among U.S. buyers," Mr. Fonkalsrud said. "We hope to repeat the exhibit on an expanded basis again next year," he added.

Among the highlights of the three-day exhibition was a live demonstration of firefighting, safety, and rescue equipment by Unitor Ships Service. Other topics covered were marine electronics and advanced navigational aids, with presentations by Simrad A/S, Norcontrol and Robertson A/S Radio Elektro; tanker cargo discharging systems by Thune- Eureka A/S; tanker safety and inert gas systems by Moss Rosenberg Verft A/S and Maritime Protection A/S; hatch cover and ro/ro equipment design by Kvaerner Brug; and valve grinding equipment by Spesialservice A/S.

For f u r t h e r information, contact Ole Martin, The Export Council of Norway, 800 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022.

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