Nor-Shipping 2019 has taken the decision to extend the deadline for its revamped Next Generation Ship Award to Monday 11 March. The original deadline, 1 March, saw a deluge of entries and resulted in technical difficulties for the web-based entry system. The extended cut off date will ensure everyone that wants to submit an entry can now do so.
This will be the first year Nor-Shipping, taking place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019, focuses on a single award to support and showcase the on-going evolution of maritime. The accolade effectively merges the former Energy Efficiency Award and Next Generation Ship Award into a single, more prestigious and wide-ranging prize.
According to organisers the move led to increased interest and some resulting issues with the entrance process and the ability to submit supporting documents. This has now been resolved.
For further details and entrance applications please see the Next Generation Ship Award website.
The initiative is open to all vessels that have either been delivered or which have undergone major conversion since the 2017 Nor-Shipping Exhibition, or that are scheduled for delivery within three years of the 2019 event. Nor-Shipping’s expert jury will look to identify the project demonstrating the greatest advances and innovation in design, assessed with respect to energy efficiency, innovation, suitability and flexibility, technology utilisation, safety and security and environmental sustainability. All ship types will be given equal consideration, regardless of size or segment.