NOR-SHIPPING '89 Exhibition And Conference

Oslo, Norway, June 13-16 Nor-Shipping '89, an international shipping and maritime offshore exhibition and conference, will be held at the Sjolyst Exhibition Center in Oslo, Norway, from June 13- 16, 1989. So far, 300 firms have registered at 150 stands for participation in the biennial Nor-Shipping 89. There is renewed enthusiasm in the shipping world, particularly in Norway, as, over the last two years, Norwegian shipowners have been involved in 50 percent of all buying and selling of ships internationally.

Nor-Shipping, which is being held for the 12th time, has regularly attracted 8,000 shipowners, brokers, manufacturers and many other specialists in the marine and offshore field. Nor-Shipping 87 attracted 650 manufacturing companies from 25 different countries. At the exhibition, specialists from over 40 countries took the opportunity to make contacts and do business, underlining the international stature of the event.

At Nor-Shipping 89 there will be national pavilions representing such nations as Japan, South Korea, Spain, France, the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Democratic Republic, Poland, Yugoslavia, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Several others are expected to hire stands from now until the exhibition opens, although the formal application deadline has expired.

The exhibitors will represent all aspects of the shipping and maritime offshore market, such as ship management, classification societies, marine underwriters, shipbrokers, shipping and export organizations, shipbuilding and ship-repair companies, ships' gear suppliers, etc.

The organizer of Nor-Shipping 89 is the Norwegian Trade Fair Foundation, and major Norwegian and international organizations.

H.M. King Olav V recently inaugurated the Sjolyst Exhibition Center's new exhibition halls and parking facility. The center is now able to offer a total display area of more than 25,000 m2 spread over seven halls, and around 2,000 indoor and outdoor parking places. During Nor-Shipping 89, the radar, electronics and computer section will be in the new Hall G.

Norwegian shipping companies own and operate one of the largest merchant fleets in the world. After the establishment of the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) in 1987, 27 new shipping companies were established in Norway, and several more have arrived on the scene since then. The positive trend in Norwegian shipping is due largely to the establishment of NIS. Nor Norway is second in the world in marine insurance. Nearly 13 percent of the world fleet is classified in Det norske Veritas. Norwegian shipowning companies have the world's second largest fleet of offshore vessels.

There are also major land-based maritime activities, and this industry considerably increased its supplies in 1988, exporting goods and services for NOK 8 billion.

All in all, the situation in the shipping industry in Norway has undergone major and very positive changes since Nor-Shipping 87. The prospects for the future have not been so bright for decades, and exhibitors and visitors to Nor-Shipping 89 will be able to take advantage of that.

The theme of this year's biennial conference is the future challenges facing Norway's maritime community.

"The Challenge of Change" conference, organized by Lloyd's of London Press and sponsored by Lloyd's Ship Manager & Shipping News International and Lloyd's Shipping Economist, will examine the thinking behind Norway's initiative in forming the Norwegian International Ship Register, and explores the future course for the country's entrepreneurial shipping community and its likely affect on international shipping markets.

During 1988, Norway's shipping and offshore industry employed 72,000 individuals and had a gross turnover of $6.9 billion. Its shipping companies own or operate 1,500 vessels totaling 51 million dwt—of which, over two-thirds are engaged in international trade.

Last year, Norwegian owners purchased $2.3 billion worth of new and second-hand ships, and currently have 55 newbuilding orders at shipyards in 10 different countries.

The conference is structured as a series of five half-day sessions, examining the business, technical and operational challenges. Under the chairmanship of Jens Ulltveit- Moe, vice president of the Norwegian Shipowners Association, leading speakers will discuss "The Business Challenge" in Sessions 1 and 2.

Dr. Tor-Chr. Mathiesen, director of Det norske Veritas, will chair the first two sessions exploring "The Technical and Operational Challenge"; with the final session chaired by Julian Parker, secretary of the Nautical Institute.

Fees for "The Challenge of Change" conference are UK£70 plus VAT, NK986, or $145 per session, which includes attendance, documentation and light refreshments.

Lunch is included for those attending a full day's program.

For information on Nor-Shipping 89, contact: the Norwegian Trade Fair Foundation, P.O. Box 130, Skoyen, 0212 Oslo 2, Norway; telephone: 47-2-43 80 80; telex: 78 748 messe n: and telefax: 47-2-43 19 14.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM Tuesday, June 13 Welcome reception for all delegates at the city hall, Oslo.

Wednesday, June 14 Chairman: Jens Ulltveit-Moe, vice president, Norwegian Shipowners Association Session 1 (Morning) THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE Keynote address—"Capitalizing on the challenge of change," by Jens Ulltveit-Moe, vice president, Norwegian Shipowners Association.

"How can Norway's Maritime Industry Ensure Long-Term Profits froom International Shipping?" by Odd Christopher Hansen, partner, McKinsey & Co.. Inc.

"Has the NIS Really Enabled Norwegian Owners to Compete for International Cargo?" by Frank Chao, Wah Kwong, Hong Kong, and vice chairman, Intercargo.

"1992—An Opportunity or an Omen for Norway's Shipping Community?" by a senior spokesman from the European Commission, Brussels.

Session 2 (Afternoon) THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE "Newbuildings for Norwegian Owners— How many Ships of which Type will Norwegian Owners Need in the 1990s?" speaker to be announced.

"Who will Build Them?" speaker to be announced.

"Where will the Money Come From?" by Boris Nachamkin. managing director, Bankers Trust Company, Ltd., London.

"Norway's Strategy in the Sale and Purchase Market—An Overseas View," by Minas Karageorgis, Karageorgis Lines, and chairman, Intercargo.

"Safety and the Ageing World Fleet" "The Insurers' Perspective," by a senior spokeman from the American Institute of Marine Underwriters, New York.

"The Classification Society's Perspective," by Stein Verle, managing director, Det norske Veritas Ship Classification A/S.

"The Charterers Perspective," speaker to be announced.

Thursday, June 15 Chairman: Dr. Tor-Chr. Mathiesen. director, Det norske Veritas SESSION 3 (Morning) THE TECHNICAL & OPERATIONAL CHALLENGE "A New Approach to Extending the Life of Today's Merchant Vessels," by Helge Roe, fleet manager, Norwegian Ship Management A/S.

"The Skills Shortage. More Technology or More Crew? What's the Answer? What's the Answer?" by Terje Gloersen, technical director, Barber International, and Arnold Hansen, managing director, Marintek A/S.

"How Should Ship Operations be Regulated?" "The Owner's Perspective," by Rolf Saether, deputy managing director, Norwegian Shipowners Association.

"The Maritime Directorate's Perspective," by Emil Janssen, deputy director, Norwegian Maritime Directorate.

"Vessel Manning. Long Term Problems and Solutions," by John Spruyt, director, Wescol International Marine Services, London.

Session 4 (Afternoon) THE TECHNICAL & OPERATIONAL CHALLENGE "Tomorrow's Ship Design," speaker to be announced.

"Tomorrow's Ship Automation," by Jakob Lyngso and Soren T. Lyngso, Copenhagen.

"Tomorrow's Diesel Engine and Tomorrow's Fuel," by Daniel Paro, vice president and general manager, Oy Wartsila AB, Diesel Technology, and Kjell Haugeland, general manager, Veritas Petroleum Services.

"Tomorrow's Ship Equipment—Hi-Tech and High Cost or Function Without Frills?" by Erik Anderson, technical director, L. Gill Johannessen, Magnar Foerde, managing director, ship equipment division, Ulstein International A/S.

6-8 p.m.—Reception hosted by Det norske Veritas and the Norwegian Shipowners Association at the DnV Headquarters, Hovik, Norway.

Friday, June 16 Chairman: Julian Parker, secretary, Nautical Institute, London.

Session 5 (Morning) TECHNICAL & OPERATIONAL CHALLENGE "Making the One-Man Bridge Work," by Capt. Per Larsen, principal nautical surveyor, Det norske Veritas, and Hans Rasmussen, general manager, Sperry Marine, Copenhagen.

"Towards a New Safety Radio System," by Trygve Scheel, special adviser, Norwegian Maritime Directorate.

"The Benefits of Electronic Charts to Safer Navigation," by Oivind Stene, director general, Norwegian Maritime Hydrographic Institute.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 54,  May 1989

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