Past Event


June 3-6, 2003
Lillestrøm-Oslo, Norway


The 19th International Shipping Exhibition and Conference took place - for the first time - in the brand new congress and exhibition center in Lillestrøm at Norway Trade Fairs near Oslo. Despite of numerous international political tensions and financial turmoil the exhibition proved a remarkable success. Nor-Shipping is home to one of the most comprehensive and constantly evolving international shipping clusters, making it one of the best places to meet new contacts and re-establish existing business relationships.

The Nor-Shipping 2003 Conference organised by Seatrade in partnership with the Norwegian Shipowners' Association was focussing on the Post-Prestige era, while the CIMAC-day was highlighting technologies and trends in the marine propulsion community.

1150 companies were sharing an exhibition area of 16 500 sqm and enjoyed the modern infrastructure of this new venue together with close to 13 000 visitors from 75 nations.

With a total of 12 companies, Austria was quite well represented during one of the premier maritime events in 2003. Seven Austrian companies were sharing a joint booth designed and contracted by AMEM Austrian Marine Equipment Manufacturers. Three more Austrian exhibitors were sharing stands with their Norwegian representatives, while two more Austrians were exhibiting on their own.

During Nor-Shipping the total maritime community was looking at Austria - to be more precise - at the Austrian Dr. Helmut Sohmen, CEO of World-Wide Shipping Group Limited from Hongkong/ Singapore and the take-over of Bergesen the famous Norwegian shipping company. The Bergesen group is renowned as the world's biggest operator of liquefied petroleum tankers. The deal will boost World-Wide Shipping's fleet to 150 vessels and a total of 19.6 million deadweight.

Austrian exhibitors:
  • bst,
  • Burghart
  • Cranepower,
  • Geislinger,
  • Hoerbiger,
  • Kral,
  • Miba,
  • Nauticast,
  • Steyr Motors,
  • Tank Security,
  • Teufelberger,
  • Top-Trock,


Although European shipping, shipbuilding and the marine equipment industry have to face ever increasing competition from Asia, strongly boosted by media driven EU legislation to name only the premature phasing-out of single hull tankers, Austrian companies do quite well because of their high market penetration and their technological leadership.

Nor-Shipping 2003
Hoerbiger, Johannes Besau,
German Lloyd, Hans Payer

Nor-Shipping 2003
Miba, Johann Jandrasits

Nor-Shipping 2003
Geislinger, Uwe Merl

Nor-Shipping 2003
Crane Power, Palle Andersen, Reinhold Grudke

Nor-Shipping 2003

Nor-Shipping 2003
Top Trock, Eva Woelfel

Nor-Shipping 2003