• 2018 November 16 10:41

    Nor-Shipping looks to achieve industry first with ISO sustainable event standard

    Nor-Shipping is aiming to set a new benchmark for the maritime and ocean event segment with a move to achieve ISO 20121 certification from DNV GL.

    The initiative complements Nor-Shipping’s repositioning as ‘your arena for ocean solutions’ as it evolves to focus on supporting, serving and facilitating sustainable success for its core maritime audience within the rapidly developing ocean space.

    In becoming the first industry player to embark upon ISO 20121 (The Sustainable Events Management System Standard for Events Organisations) Nor-Shipping is, according to Director Per Martin Tanggaard, ‘practising what it preaches’.

    “Developing sustainable business activity within the ocean space is both one of the world’s greatest opportunities and greatest challenges,” Tanggaard explains. “Our industry can’t afford to fail in this mission and we at Nor-Shipping are doing all we can to showcase potential, connect businesses, and enable success in this evolving arena.

    “As we’re assuming this mantle of responsible development we have to ensure we ourselves, as an organisation, set the very highest standards. That’s why Nor-Shipping and parent firm Norges Varemesse are initiating a move that will see us assess and improve the environmental performance of every activity we conduct – minimizing our own carbon footprint and encouraging our suppliers and stakeholders to tackle theirs. We know we’re only one relatively small organisation but, together with our high profile involvement in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), we hope to help influence the industry and demonstrate that everyone can work towards a more prosperous, sustainable future.”

    The initiative is a collaborative effort in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal 17 (revitalize global partnerships for sustainable development). Nor-Shipping’s recently appointed Head of Sustainability and Technology, Silje Bareksten, will, together with the ‘Project GREEN’ team at Norges Varemesse, manage the certification process alongside DNV GL. This encompasses activity such as assessments and audits of areas including transportation, waste disposal, energy use and supplier standards. Oslo-based consultancy Greener Events will work with the team at Norges Varemesse to help enable and optimize the ‘green shift’, while DNV GL’s Business Assurance General Manager Siv Emanuelsen will lead DNV GL’s involvement. By working together the partners hope to maximize both efficiency and impact.

    Emanuelsen says of the initiative: “Nor-Shipping and Norges Varemesse are taking positive, tangible action to improve their overall environmental credentials and work towards a long-term strategic goal of sustainability. This is important for them as a business – enhancing their licence to operate, improving efficiency and impacting positively upon visitor experience – but also in their role as a ‘lighthouse’ for the maritime industry, helping to influence and enable customers and delegates as they themselves target better environmental performance.”

    DNV GL’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Bjørn Kj. Haugland, who will facilitate the process, notes: “Many companies claim to be green but here we have an industry leader undertaking a thorough, stringent and recognised certification process to prove its on-going commitment. Nor-Shipping will be the second major international event in Norway, after the Bislett Games, to achieve the standard. Here at DNV GL we’ll use our extensive expertise to help lead the team down the pathway to greater sustainability and set a new industry benchmark.”

    Speaking of the timescale of the certification, Bareksten adds: “It’s my ambition that Nor-Shipping, Norges Varemesse and our partners work to achieve this standard before the 2019 Nor-Shipping programme of activity begins. There’s a great deal to do, but the drive towards sustainability can’t wait. We need to address our weaknesses today for the optimal impact tomorrow. We’d encourage everyone within the industry to do the same.”

    The ISO 20121 process follows Nor-Shipping’s decision in August to dedicate its exhibition Hall A to the ‘Blue Economy’; showcasing firms and concepts that balance business with sustainable resource use and environmental protection. This will sit alongside the established themed halls showcasing IT & Navigation, Safety & Rescue, Shipbuilding & Repair, Maritime Services & Logistics, and Propulsion & Machinery.

    Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019. The exhibition and associated programme of networking, knowledge and collaborative activities is expected to attract over 30,000 visitors from across the globe.




2019 February 23

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15:51 Herbert-ABS launches HECSTAB Offshore Stability Evaluation Software
15:36 Fleet Xpress powers new Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic ship
13:38 VT Halter Marine gets Navy's APL(S) design and construction contract modification
12:24 Brunvoll to deliver propulsion systems to autonomous ship
11:14 Austal begins construction of USS Canberra (LCS 30)

2019 February 22

18:08 Pacific Fleet AS-34 underwater vehicle practises maneuvering in Kola Bay
17:50 Krasnoye Sormovo launches first ship in new RSD59 series of four ships ordered by STLC
17:35 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
17:05 Bilfinger expands in international maritime scrubber market
16:35 Aker Solutions to develop digital twin for Wintershall’s Nova field
16:12 Chiquita's new container ship pays its first visit to Kloosterboer in North Sea Port
15:31 DOF awarded contracts for three ROV Support Vessels in Brazil
15:12 Biggest wellboat in the world’s hull arrives at Havyard yard in Leirvik
14:55 Zaliv shipyard (Kerch) launched search-and-rescue ship of Project А163
14:12 Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK
13:48 32 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 21-22
13:30 GTT creates a Digital Hub of Excellence in Singapore
13:04 The Spectrum of the Seas leaves the MEYER WERFT's dock
12:49 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg upgrades its cane equipment
12:30 Port of Rotterdam bunker figures down to 9.5 million m3 in 2018
12:03 Algoma announces purchase of additional product tanker
11:30 Van Oord is one of the founding partners and main sponsor of PortXL
11:02 Fincantieri and Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding reach an agreement to cooperate in the UAE shipbuilding segment
10:30 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for next-generation LNG carrier "MARVEL CRANE"
10:20 Port of Yeisk handled 159,000 tonnes of cargo year-to-date
10:00 CMA CGM implements Port Congestion Surcharge from Med and North Europe to Canada East Coast
09:58 The Netherlands ratifies ship recycling convention
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.24% to $66.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.16% to $56.87
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 630 points

2019 February 21

18:33 AML’s MVP200 selected for new Swedish “RV Svea”
18:16 ​Shearwater GeoServices and TGS partner for major Brazil survey
18:03 NYK selected as a White 500 company for third consecutive year
17:55 Rosmorport to dredge 12.1 million cbm of material in 2019
17:34 Boskalis expands market position in marine survey through acquisition Horizon
17:29 GE to supply LM2500 gas turbine auxiliary equipment for Indian Navy’s P17A frigates
17:11 Hydrographic Company to get 15 new vessels by 2024
17:05 Rotterdam port innovation programme PortXL participants announced
17:03 H.H. Sheikh Theyab updated on ADNOC L&S strategy to become a global shipping champion
16:14 SCHOTTEL presents new shallow-water thruster SPJ 30 up to 150 kW
15:35 Forth Ports Group receives planning consent for new terminal at the Port of Tilbury
15:16 Algoma announces the Algoma Conveyor is headed for Canada
14:32 A.P. Moller - Maersk accelerates transformation and grows revenue in 2018
14:11 Teekay Tankers reports fourth quarter and annual 2018 results
13:46 Santos posts it 2018 net profit of $630 million
13:15 Gazprom Neft demonstrates solid growth across all key financial indicators in 2018
13:13 A.P. Moller - Maersk initiates demerger and separate listing of Maersk Drilling
12:49 ESPS Relampago’s crew carried out maritime training exercises with the Seychelles Coastguard
11:57 First meeting of Eastern Partnership LNG Network takes place in Warsaw
11:28 42 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 20-21
11:03 The UK publishes draft UK MRV legislation following Brexit
10:39 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port spent USD 60,500 under its social programme in 2018
10:16 IMO treaties ratified by Guyana
09:54 Allocations of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port for its environmental programme in 2018 totaled USD 96,400
09:31 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.18% to $67.2, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.51% to $57.45
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 622 points

2019 February 20

18:13 Klaipėdos nafta carried out the 10th operation of reloading LNG from a gas carrier to ground storage tanks
17:52 VNIIR-Progress St. Petersburg supplies electrical equipment for Atomflot icebreaker
17:28 Documents on concession model for Taman dry cargo area project to be submitted to RF Govt in March 2019
17:04 Cammell Laird stages ‘float-off’ for new £10m ferry for Red Funnel