North P&I Club’s Rune Dybedal has been appointed Chairman of the North Sea Operators’ Claims Conference (NSOCC). Dybedal said that he would use his Chairmanship to continue to develop the NSOCC as a platform to help drive beneficial changes in operational working practices and to build greater trust between owners, charterers, and other stakeholders in the operation and claims process.
Rune Dybedal, a Senior Executive (Claims) at North P&I Club and a qualified lawyer, said that “the business and legal frameworks that the NSOCC designs are frequently used for professional guidance. As Chairman I will continue to prioritize a commercial focus for the conference; one that delivers a comprehensive mix of legal and technical programmes that reflects the operational concerns of all players operating in the North, Baltic and Irish Seas”.
Dybedal has worked as an Attorney and Senior Claims Executive at North for 19 years and has more than 26 years in the industry.
The NSOCC meets annually to develop best practice across areas such as shipowner and charterer liability, and passenger and cargo claims. In recent years its work has led to the creation of industry benchmarks, such as the North Sea Standard Conditions of Carriage, which are now applied by several shipping lines. The NSOCC’s membership is predominantly made up of shipowners and operators operating in the North, Baltic or Irish Seas, as well as P&I clubs, marine surveyors, shipping lawyers and other professional experts.
The next conference will be held on October 7th and 8th in Ipswich.