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Nor-Shipping 2025

2–6 JUNE LILLESTRØM - OSLO

In 2025, Nor-Shipping will celebrate its 60th anniversary. From the start in 1965 until today we look back on a fantastic journey, and at the same time set the course for the future.

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The Nor-Shipping history

Nor-Shipping has been an activity-filled arena attracting key maritime industry players from across the world for 58 years. The presence of leading heads from the entire maritime value chain and press, makes Nor-Shipping one of the world’s most recognized meeting places for strategic deal making and networking.

Many of the best business relationships begin outside traditional meeting rooms. Nor-Shipping provides an unbeatable arena for professional networking and socializing.

The predecessor to Nor-Shipping was the trade fair “Deck and Engine Room”, which was organised for the first time in the early 1960s by Norwegian Industrial Fairs (now NOVA Spektrum) in cooperation with the magazine Skip.

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The first two events were national and focused on Norwegian seafarers and their welfare. The potential for an international shipping exhibition in Norway was thought out and initiated by Norwegian shipowner and magazine publisher, Mr Per Selvig. He reached out to Edvard Mowinckel-Larsen, who was leading the Norwegian Industrial Fairs, and proposed a broader and more international focus for the next maritime exhibition.

With the support of Selvig’s Norwegian Shipping journal, the event was renamed to the first International Shipping Exhibition and was launched in Oslo during May 1965.

A downturn in the maritime industry in the late 1960s caused a delay in organising the next exhibition and it was pushed back to late May 1968. The Nor-Shipping name that is a very well know brand today, was first applied for the third international event that took place in 1971. Since then, Nor-Shipping has been organised every two years. 

Nor-Shipping today one of the world’s leading arenas – not just shipping, but across ocean industries. It is where key policy and decision makers from across the world join to connect, collaborate and to do business.

The 30th edition and our 60th anniversary will take place from 2-6 June in 2025.