Date: Wednesday 26 February 2014 - Thursday 27 February 2014

Location: London, UK

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5th Polar Shipping Summit - Exploiting Emerging Opportunities in Arctic Shipping

The 5th Polar Shipping Summit will focus on technological, operational, and logistical challenges encountered by ship owners in harsh Arctic conditions. It will address key developments in transport and regulation in the Arctic as well as; commercial, communication and safety issues. Particular emphasis will be put on evaluating potential opportunities in the region.

This summit, through presentations, roundtable discussion and case studies will examine practical solutions to Arctic shipping issues and present the latest innovations of technology in this specialised area.


• Is it Possible to Strike a Regulatory Balance between Ensuring Safety and Economic Gain?
• International Perspectives on Safe Shipping and Self Regulation
• Shipping’s Response to the Impending Polar Code and its Implementation
• Ice Detection and Monitoring, Sea Ice Forecasts and Ice Navigation
• Building Emergency Preparedness in Arctic Shipping, Improving Search & Rescue
• Contrasting Time and Cost in Operational Transit through Arctic Routes with Suez 
• Long-term Demand & Supply of Specialist Vessels - a Shipbuilders Perspective
• Ship Design, Ship Building and Technology for Ice-Going Vessels
• Communication in the Arctic – Recent Achievements and Current Challenges
• Different Shipping Company Approaches to In-House Specialist Arctic Training


ACI’s meetings are strictly end-user focussed...

Delegates will be drawn from the Shipping Operators, Owners, Coastguard and Transport Authorities, Shipbuilders and Shipyards, Designers, Repairing companies, Vendors and Subcontractors, Energy and Mining companies, Naval  Architects and Engineers, Ice Forecasters and Meteorologists, Ice Management Specialists, Consultants, Researchers, Brokers, Financiers and Investors.


Halldor Johannsson
General Manager
Arctic Portal

Michael Prehn
Deputy Director
Danish Maritime

Anton Vasiliev
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Of The Russian Federation

Keld Qvistgaard
Head of Ice Operations
DMI Greenland Ice Service

Alistair Hull
Technical Manager
International Chamber of Shipping

Carlos Guerrero
Business Developmant Manager for Oil and Gas Carriers
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division

Mikhail Belkin
Assistant Director

Fleet Operations

Idar Flo
Norwegian Centre of Maritime Communications AS

Paul Berkman
Fulbright Scholar and Research Professor
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

Sandra Rita Allnut
Senior Technical Officer

Per Sonderstrup
Head of Centre
Danish Maritime Authority

Pierre D'Arcy
Manager, Ice Breaker Program
Canadian Coastguard

Tero Vauraste
President and CEO
Arctia Group

David VanderZwaag
Canada Research Chair in Ocean Law and Governance
Marine & Environmental Law Institute

David Jackson
Canadian Ice Service

Oleg Timofeev 
Head of Ice Operations 
Krylov State Research Centre



For more information or to register for this exclusive event, contact Claire Taylor-Payne

By calling +44 (0)203 141 0601 or email: or visit:


Companies can gain direct access to our senior level audience and have an increased level of visibility through branding and networking at the conference.   For information on available sponsorship and commercial opportunities, please contact: James Manning by calling +44 203 141 0642 or emailing


ABB OY Marine | AET | Aker Arctic | Alaska Department Of Environmental Conservation | Alaska State Capitol | Alfons Hakans | All Sea Underwater Solution Ltd. | American Bureau Of Shipping | Anglo Eastern Ship Management | Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd. | Applied Weather Technology (Europe) Ltd | Archtech Helsinki Shipyard | Arctia Shipping Ltd. | Arctic Council | Arctic Portal | Arcticnet | Atlantic Towing Ltd | Ayoknox Ventures Inc. | Baffin Fisheries Coalition | Belledune Port Authority | BHP Billiton International Metals BV | Biglift Shipping Toronto | Bureau Veritas | Canadian Coast Guard | Canadian Ice Service | Canadian Shipowners Association | CDG | Chamber of Shipping Of British Columbia | Clean Air Task Force | Clean Air-Cool Planet | Crowley Maritime Corporation | Danish Maritime Authority | Danish Meteorological Institute | Deltamarin | Department Of Innovation, Business And Rural Development Government Of Newfoundland And Labrador| Department of Justice Canada | Dockwise Shipping BV | Edinburgh Napier University | Eimskip Iceland | Environment Canada | ESL Shipping Oy | EU Arctic Forum | Exmar Marine Nv | Fednav | Finnish Meteorological Institute | Finnish Shipowners Association | Frontier Drilling USA Inc. | Garde Côtière Canadienne | Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) | Germanischer Lloyd Canada Ltd | Germanischer Lloyd SE | GNWT – Transportation | GP Power Conversion | Great Pacific Cable, LLC | Hansa Heavy Lift GmbH | Hayes Stuart Inc | Hightowers Global Alliance Co | Hoegh LNG | Horseshoe Bay Marine Group | Inmarsat Global Ltd | International Cargo Terminals | International Chamber Of Shipping | International Ice Charting Working Group | International Shipping Partners, Inc | Iridium Satellite | Isaacs & Co | Isbjorn International | Island Tug & Barge | Itopf | JSC "Russian Space Systems | K2 Shipping AS | Kiewit Offshore Services | Krylov Shipbuilding Research Institute | Krylov State Shipbuilding Institute | Lindahl | Logistics Magazine (Québec) | London Offshore Consultants | Maersk Line | Makivik Corporation | Manitoba Infrastructure & Transportation (MIT) | Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation | Marinco Survey | Marine And Environmental Law Instutute | Markey Machinery | MARLU | McInnes Cooper | McKeil Marine Ltd | MDA Geospatial | Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Of The Russian Federation | Ministry Of Transport Of The Russian Federation | Municipality Of Kimmirut | National Defence | National Ice Center | NEAS | Nordic Bulk Carriers A/S | Nordic Yards | Northern Arctic Federal University (NARFU) | Northern Canada Consulting | Norwegian Polar Institute | Norweigian Ice Service | Nunaoil | Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping (NEAS) | Ocean Group Inc | Ocean, Coastal And River Engineering (OCRE) | Oldendorff Carriers | Ovatek Inc. | Petronav | Polar Research Institute Of China | Pompeii Shipping | Port Of Belledune | Port Of Fuglafjörður | Qikiqtaaluk Environmental Inc | QSL | Resolve Salvage & Fire | Rio Tinto | Robert Allan Ltd | Robinson Sheppard Shapiro | ROSATOMFLOT | Royal Greenland A/S | Royal Norwegian Embassy| Russian Maritime Register Of Shipping | Seafarers International Union of Canada | Shell International Trading And Shipping | Shipbuilding Association Of Canada | Shipping Federation Canada | Smit Salvage Americas | SOFART / SEAPRESS | Solas Marine | Spliethoff | STX Marine | Svitzer Salvage | Techsol Marine Inc. | Teekay Corporation | The North Slope Borough | The Trade Representation Of The Russian Federation In Canada | Transport Canada | Transport Canada Marine Safety | Transport Desgagnes | Transports Quebec | Tschudi Arctic Transit | University Of Calgary | University Of California Santa Barbara | UQAR | Vickers Oil | Viking Supply Ships Shipowners | Wallem Shipmanagement Norway AS | Wartsila | Wijnne & Barends BV | WWF-International | Youngsan University, Dept. Of Maritime Administration

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354 Queenstown Road, SW8 4AE

London, UK


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