Nor-Shipping remind that Next Generation award closes soon

Malcolm Latarche

08 February 2019

Organisers of this years major marine exhibition event have reminded owners and designers that the closing date for its prestigious Next Generation Ship Award is approaching.

With a focus on innovation, the Next Generation Ship Award honours the most promising design for ships that will be at sea in the coming decade. As we are now at the end of the first week of February, the 1 March closing date for the award is just weeks away.

Since the last Nor-Shipping exhibition in 2017, a high number of innovative ships have either been delivered or have been announced as in development or on order.

This is an exciting period in ship design and construction, while trading conditions may not be the best that have ever been experienced, there is ample evidence that ship designers and shipowners are prepared to take bold pioneering steps to meet the latest challenges.

Nor-Shipping would like to invite those owners and designers to bring their work to a wider audience and to perhaps have the opportunity to see it recognised by carrying off the prestigious Nor-Shipping Next Generation Ship Award 2019.

The award will be handed out in front of a prominent industry audience at the Nor-Shipping Opening Ceremony. All four of the short-listed nominees will be publicly honoured for their innovative ship design.

The award is open to all ship types from small ferries and tugs to the largest box ship, bulker or tanker and everything in between. Although it may difficult to evaluate such differing ship types, a highly experienced jury will do just that. Judging each ship on its merits and eventually selecting a winner.

There may be only one prize and one winner (joint entries are permitted and each party will be recognised), but every entrant will see their vessel or design showcased to all visitors and exhibitors at this year’s major maritime exhibition.

Full details of the entry criteria and appropriate forms can be found at