Tuesday, September 18, 2018

International Shipping Trade Fair Will Witness Unique Finale

Luxury Vessel Naming Ceremony is Climax of Event
Shipping News Feature
NORWAY – Next year's Nor-Shipping 2019 exhibition, taking place in Oslo and Lillestrøm between 4-7 June, is promising a unique night to remember on 6 June 2019, with a spectacular naming ceremony party for the Viking Jupiter. The 47,800 gross tonne Fincantieri built vessel, the latest addition to Viking's growing fleet, will be celebrated with a public concert in front of Oslo's imposing town hall, overlooking the city's bustling harbour. The free concert will feature a range of as yet unnamed international and Norwegian stars.

The vessel, the latest in the Viking cruise fleet, is due to go into service next February, and the naming ceremony will act as the highlight of the traditional Thursday evening Closing Party, where visitors from across the maritime and ocean industry worlds gather to mix, network and wind down after a busy week of exhibiting, conferences and business meetings. Nor-Shipping Director Per Martin Tanggaard, commented:

“The Closing Party is always a highlight of the week’s programme and this one promises to be extra special, Viking Jupiter is a sleek, modern ship with an award-winning interior that was inspired by Nordic heritage and design, and will be a major attraction next to the city skyline in its own right. The fact that she will also be joined by a range of star names and performers in a celebration that will be open to the public, including Nor-Shipping attendees and all Oslo residents and visitors, will provide a unique occasion that should not be missed.

“We’d like to thank Viking for their energy, vision and commitment to making this happen. It is a generous gesture from them to the people of Oslo, and a great opportunity for Nor-Shipping 2019 to sign off in style. We look forward to welcoming around 35,000 global guests and close to 1,000 exhibiting companies, populating our 21,000 m2 exhibition halls, in June next year. I’d recommend as many of them as possible to put the Viking Jupiter naming ceremony in their diaries now. See you there!”

Viking Jupiter was ‘floated out’ from Fincantieri’s Ancona yard in May and will be the sixth ocean ship in Viking’s growing fleet. Measuring 745 feet, with a beam of 94.5 feet, the vessel will offer 465 cabins with accommodation for 930 guests.

The news comes in the same month that Nor-Shipping announced it will devote the whole of Hall A at the 2019 exhibition to the concept of Blue Economy. This will serve to showcase, promote and accelerate business practices and players that balance maritime and ocean activity growth with sustainability and environmental protection.