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6th Arctic Shipping Summit

Date: 18th March 2015 - 19th March 2015 Location: Montreal - Canada

Developments in Arctic Shipping Operations & Infrastructure

The 6th Arctic Shipping Summit will highlight the achievements of Canada’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and discuss the USA’s forthcoming plans. It will review the need for improvements in infrastructure and advancements in technology as well as operational and logistical challenges encountered by ship owners and OSV Operators in harsh Arctic conditions. It will address key developments in transport and regulation in the Arctic as well as commercial and safety issues.

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.


18th March 2015
19th March 2015
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Le Westin Montréal
270 St. Antoine Ouest
Montréal, QC H2Y 0A3, Canada

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+1 514-380-3333
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  • What Have Canada’s Main Achievements Been During Their Chairmanship of the Arctic Council
  • As the New Chair of the Arctic Council What are the Objectives of the USA?
  • Placing the Arctic in a Global Context
  • Is the Arctic the Future of Global LNG Shipping?
  • How Effective Has the Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement Been so far?
  • Improving Satellite Coverage in the Northern Sea Route Area
  • Commercial issues for ship operators and charterers using Arctic routes
  • Future ship designs for the Arctic: What new ideas are being developed?
  • Frank Boman, Director Operations, Aerospace & Marine International Corp
  • Richard Corley, Head Of Arctic Department, Department Of Transport (US)
  • Kathrin Keil, Europe Director, The Arctic Institute
  • Johanna Ikävalko, Ministerial Advisor, Ministry Of Transport And Communications (Finland)
  • Halldor Johannsson, General Manager, Arctic Portal
  • Dr. Gary Timco, Principal Researcher, National Research Council Of Canada
  • Peter Cullen, Partner, Stikeman Elliott
  • Peter Skold, Head of International Arctic Centre, Umea University
  • Jack Gallagher, National Executive, Maritimes Division Of The Company Of Master Mariners
  • R. Glen Wright, Director, President, GMATEK Inc.
  • Lonnie Kishiyama, Director, Office Of International Activities, US Department of Transport
  • Joe Cox, President, Chamber of Shipping America
  • Mikå Mered, CEO/ Executive Research Director, POLARISK Analytics
  • Gregory Smith, Research Scientist, Environment Canada
  • Peter Sandell, Board Member, Senior Lecturer On Maritime And Commercial Law, Faculty Of Technology And Maritime Management, Satakunta University Of Applied Sciences
  • Chris Shapardanov, Director of the Circumpolar Affairs and Energy Division, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development
  • Richard S. Corley, Senior Program Arctic Manager, Maritime Administration U.S Department of Transport
  • Philippe Cambos, Technical Director, Bureau Veritas
  • Niels B. Clausen, Senior Manager, Engine and System Application, MAN Diesel & Turbo