A leading international shipping events- Nor-shipping has been postponed to 10-13 January 2022, the event organisers has informed.
Nor-Shipping exhibition and activity programme was initially scheduled to hold on 01-04 June 2021.
The statement read, “Faced with the possibility of a scaled down, socially distanced exhibition due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Nor-Shipping has opted to move to retain its ‘personality and impact’, ensuring global decision makers have the opportunity to meet face-to-face,” the statement reads.
The event of last year at Oslo, Nor-Shipping 2019 had more than 50,000 participants, drawn from over 85 nations of the world.
Nor-Shipping Directors Karen Algaard and Per Martin Tanggaard stated that under the current circumstances, the planned 2021 programme could not have delivered the same industry impact, experience and value,
“We are committed to following stringent standards with regards to minimising the risk of infection, and, at present, that means fewer people, less interaction and more distance between exhibitors and participants.” “Health and safety come first,” Algaard stressed.
The decision has been taken in consultation with all Nor-Shipping partners and a number of exhibitors, who supported a move to enable greater contact and connection.
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has stated an expectation that social distancing measures will be in place until either the end of summer or autumn 2021. As such, Algaard said a postponement is a sensible move – for both the event and the industry it showcases and supports.