Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine was formed in 1997 from three well-known names in the marine industry: Sperry Gyrocompass, C. Plath and Decca. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Sperry Marine is since 2001 part of Northrop Grumman Corporation and is a worldwide supplier of navigation, communication, information and automation systems for commercial marine and naval markets.
Sperry Marine is a popular and repeat Nor-Shipping exhibitor, so we contacted Chloe Webster, who was the main contact for their exhibition stand at Nor-Shipping 2019, to learn about their Nor-Shipping experience.
How was your Nor-Shipping 2019 experience?
It was a great exhibition as always, well organised and with the feeling that the City of Oslo was engaged through the week. We were very happy with the number of visitors at the exhibition itself and all the related arrangements.
What was your own personal highlight from the week?
There were many.
On the NG Sperry Marine stand we debuted VisionMaster Net, our next generation of connected navigation solutions. We also engaged with the maritime media, holding a number of video interviews and meetings to talk about VM Net and SperrySphere, our plan for a back of bridge connectivity station.
Another highlight of the week was the award by Skipsrevyen of Ship of the Year 2019 to Color Hybrid, which will be a very low emission ferry. Color Line has been a Sperry Marine customer for many years and Color Hybrid once again features Sperry Marine navigation systems.
Why is Nor-Shipping important to you and your business?
Sperry Marine has a global sales and service network but it’s also vital to be present at Nor-Shipping as Norway and the wider Scandinavian area are important markets for us; they also lead the world in terms of technology and innovation.
Why did you feel it was important to sign up for Nor-Shipping 2021 as early as possible?
It’s important for us to have the best location possible and by planning ahead we can devote more time to how to maximise the value of exhibits and events on stand.
What are you most looking forward to at the next Nor-Shipping?
Hopefully even more visitors and business than 2019 🙂
Any final remarks?
It’s always an interesting time to be in shipping but this is even more true in the 2020s. We face a combination of regulations that will force the pace on efficiency and environmental performance and at the same time, new digital technologies that will impact how we meet our customer needs in the next decade. It’s a challenge we’re evolving to face and we’re looking forward to sharing the next stage with customers.