North-American Focus on Shipping in the Arctic

Crystal Serenity i arktiske farvann sommeren 2016. (Foto: Crystal Cruises)
The Arctic Shipping Forum North America takes place in Montreal, Canada in October/November 2017. This year the emphasis is on the Polar Code and what consequences its entering into force has for the shipping industry.


The Arctic Shipping Forum North America takes place in Montreal, Canada in October/November 2017. This year the emphasis is on the Polar Code and what consequences its entering into force has for the shipping industry.

The Arctic Shipping Forum North America is the first big opportunity for many in the industry as well as for other stakeholders to discuss and understand what the Polar Code’s entering into force on 1st January 2017 really means. The conference will take a close look at how the Polar Code will affect future ship design and technology, the environment and the infrastructure in the Arctic as well as the development and operation of search and rescue services in the High North.

The Arctic Shipping Forum North America is the largest North American conference on shipping in the Arctic. This year sees the 10th annual conference and takes place in Montreal, Canada from 30th October to 1st November 2017.

More than 50 experts and 150 business insiders from all over the Arctic as well as other areas will attend. Representatives from the shipping industry, governments, NGO’s, rescue services and others are well represented.

Speakers include people from Norway, the USA, Canada, Russia and Finland, and they include a.o. Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner hos den canadiske kystvakten, Laureen Kinney, Assistant Deputy Minister of Safety and Security with Transport Canada, Kierstin Del Valle, Manager of Maritime Policy with Cruise Lines International Association and Robert North, Maritime Consultant with the Marshall Islands Registry.





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