The north sea operators' Claims Conference - NSOCC - is an annual forum for discussing matters of common interest to North Sea, Baltic and Irish Sea operators.

Since 1976, we have met annually with the aim of sharing knowledge and experience and we pride ourselves with the interaction between the delegates as a very important social element of the conference. However, the COVID-19 Pandemi restrictions and requirements resulted in a postponed north sea operators' Claims Conference in both 2020 and 2021. It seems that the ongoing lifting of most restrictions and requirements will again allow us to safely travel and attend the conference.

The 44th Session will take place on October 10th to 12th 2022 in Norway on board MS Color Magic Oslo-Kiel hosted-sponsored by Color Line Marine AS (Oslo) and Sartori & Berger (Kiel)



The 43rd Session was held on October 7th & 8th 2019 in Ipswich, UK hosted by Birketts and Alex Davey (Partner) and chaired by newly elected Chairman Rune Dybedal - NORTH (Newcastle) - Thomas Miller Claims Management was also a Sponsor of this year's Session.



About the NSOCC

Since 1976, we have met annually with the aim of sharing knowledge and experience and developing best practice across areas, such as claims management, standard trading conditions, bills of lading terms and the handling of hazardous goods.

Each year the conference is kindly hosted by a NSOCC member in their home country, with recent conferences taking place in Ipswich, Helsinki, Oslo, Antwerp, Chatham, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Durham, Rotterdam, Hamburg and Palanga, and we always aim to keep the cost for attending this 'not for profit' conference affordable.

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Our members

The membership of north sea operators’ Claims Conference is chiefly made up of Shipowners operating on the North Sea, the Baltic or Irish Sea

Our membership also includes P&I clubs and other related insurers, specialist shipping lawyers, surveyors and other experts.

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