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, we are still living affected by COVID-19 with some restrictions and requirements which will make it difficult to arrange NSOCC in 2021 allowing us to safely travel and attend the conference.

It is with regret and sadness that the board of north sea operators' Claims Conference has decided to postpone for a second year its annual session in order not to compromise the safety of our delegates, contributors and host.

The 44th Session will take place on October 2022 in Norway hosted by Color Line Marine AS (Sandefjord).


The 43rd Session was held on October 7th & 8th 2019 in Ipswich, UK., hosted by Birketts LLP and Alex Davey (Partner) and chaired by newly elected Chairman Rune Dybedal - NEPIA (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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