Nordisk was founded in 1889 to promote the general interests of Nordic shipowners, not only in respect of documentary and legal matters, but also in relation to governments and other public bodies.
With the advent of national shipowners’ associations in each of the Nordic countries about 100 years ago, Nordisk gradually evolved to become a “defence club”. In 1972, the club decided to accept members from countries outside the Nordic region and also entries in respect of chartered vessels. The club now also plays an important role in relation to the offshore industry.
Over the last 25 years, the range of work undertaken by the club has expanded. In addition to FD&D cover, the club now also handles non-covered work on a consultancy basis and takes care of most of its members’ and clients’ requirements for legal assistance in relation to the operation of their vessels.