Lucion Group Prepares To Set Sail To Oslo For The Nor-Shipping Conference And Exhibition

1 June 2023

Marine and Offshore Business Development Manager Simon Hall is gearing up to attend the highly anticipated Nor-Shipping Conference and Exhibition, set to take place in Oslo. The event, now in its 29th year, is a globally recognised platform that goes beyond shipping to encompass various ocean industries. It serves as a hub where policymakers and decision-makers from around the world convene to connect, collaborate, and conduct business.

Spanning four days starting from June 6th, the exhibition will showcase the leading companies in the maritime and ocean business sectors, providing a valuable opportunity to access innovative services, forge partnerships, and navigate the increasingly competitive commercial landscape.

For nearly six decades, Nor-Shipping has attracted influential figures from the maritime industry worldwide. The presence of key players from the entire maritime value chain and extensive press coverage has solidified Nor-Shipping's reputation as a renowned meeting place for strategic deal-making and networking.


Driving Sustainable Shipping

The event holds particular significance as a platform for driving sustainable progression within the shipping industry. It features a distinguished lineup of global authorities, experts, and thought leaders, with the recent announcement that John F. Kerry, the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, will deliver a closing address at the Ocean Leadership Conference. This underscores Nor-Shipping's commitment to fostering positive change and sustainability.

Ship decarbonisation remains a key focus, driven by three fundamental factors;

  1. Firstly, regulations and regulatory bodies such as the Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) play a vital role in shaping energy efficiency regulations and propelling decarbonisation efforts. 
  2. Secondly, capital and funding opportunities are abundant for investors and sellers looking to invest in or divest their ship and offshore assets, with sustainability and carbon reduction measures being key drivers for increasing asset value. 
  3. Lastly, transparency and reputation are of paramount importance, with increased requirements for emissions reporting and transparency throughout the supply chain. This has prompted operators within the maritime industry to invest in sustainability and carbon reduction measures, driven by the expectations of cargo owners, investors, and financial institutions.

Over the past decade, the marine industry has witnessed significant regulatory developments regarding carbon reduction and sustainability. Mandatory energy efficiency regulations for ships, such as the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), have been adopted under the MARPOL Annex VI. Last year, in 2022, EEDI Phase 3 was implemented ahead of schedule for certain ship types, necessitating significantly higher energy efficiency standards for new build ships.

In 2021, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) introduced mandatory carbon intensity requirements, known as the CII, EEXI, and SEEMP6, to reduce the carbon intensity of international shipping and align with the greenhouse gas reduction targets established in the 2018 Initial IMO Strategy.

Talking about the increasing demand for decarbonisation and sustainable development in the marine industry, Marine and Offshore Business Development Manager Simon Hall commented;

“This year we have seen further regulatory measures implemented to address the decarbonisation of shipping. These include the adoption of the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) for new ships, and the revision of the IMO GHG Strategy, which aims to achieve a 40% reduction in the carbon intensity of international shipping by 2030.

The increasing frequency of climate-related disasters and rising global temperatures have fueled a strong demand for Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), and Sustainability services in the maritime industry. Around 90% of the world's goods enter the shipping industry, making the industry a key player in the development of a green supply chain. It is essential that we collectively get this right and global events like Nor-Shipping provide the platform to deliver this message.”

As part of the Lucion Group, the company offers a comprehensive range of environmental risk management, ESG, and sustainability services through its global footprint and affiliation with the Inogen Alliance. The Environmental, ESG, and Sustainability teams are committed to diversifying service offerings to cater to the unique needs of marine clients.


ESG and Sustainability Services

In addition to our core hazardous materials service lines, utilising our companies within the Lucion Group, in particular Delta-Simons, an established multi-disciplinary environmental and health and safety consultancy providing trusted advice and solutions for sustainable development, we offer the following service ESG and Sustainability focused service lines:

  • Acoustic Services 
    • Noise
    • Vibration
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
  • Sustainable Services (Carbon Footprint)
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Benchmarking
  • Wellbeing Assessments (Ships Crew)
  • Compartmental Air Quality Testing and Consultancy
  • Water Testing Services
    • Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) Testing and Commissioning
    • Potable Water Testing
    • Grey/Black Water Testing
    • Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) Testing
  • Compartmental 3D Scanning

With a national presence and global reach through the Inogen Alliance, we have over 600 employees working across 12 sectors, including marine and offshore. Our commitment to quality is reflected in our QHSE business management systems, which are accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001. Our mission is to prevent occupational and environmental risks and protect individuals whenever possible.

At Lucion, we specialise in environmental compliance risk management and inspection services, with a focus on protecting people and the planet. From hazardous materials inspection and testing to ESG and sustainability, our group of companies under the Lucion Group can facilitate your ship asset management, investment and growth value. Connect with Simon Hall to discuss your fleet requirements. 


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