In the face of increasing coronavirus infection rates, driven by the omikron mutation, Nor-Shipping has taken the decision to postpone its upcoming exhibition and event programme planned for January. A new date has not yet been set, but is expected to be announced before the end of the week.

Scheduled to take place from 10-13 January, Nor-Shipping normally gathers up to 50,000 international decision makers in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, with around 900 exhibiting companies. Director Sidsel Norvik says the time has come to make ‘a responsible decision’, even though current national restrictions allow for large-scale exhibitions.

‘In a very fluid pandemic situation, with rapidly rising infection rates here in Norway and elsewhere, we believe the time has come to postpone our January programme and try and create some clarity for our exhibitors and participants,’ Norvik comments.

‘With that in mind, we will be spending the coming days carefully assessing the situation and planning the best route forwards. Our job is to serve and support this great business community, and we’re committed to doing so in a safe, responsible and considered manner. We’d like to ask everyone for their patience at present, and will return with a final decision on the next Nor-Shipping this week.’

Picture: Nor-Shipping 2019 (by Nor-Shipping).