Nor-Shipping issues a public statement to clarify its position on the use of marketing tactics that objectify women.
“We would like to publicly respond to how one of our exhibitors is currently using the female body in its marketing at Nor-Shipping 2015. This use of painted, semi-naked women at a stand to attract attention is inexcusable and does not serve the interests of Nor-Shipping, the maritime community or any other community. Nor-Shipping does not in any way endorse this behavior.
We apologize and acknowledge that it should not have been permitted. Such an insulting use of body and gender will not be allowed at Nor-Shipping 2017.”