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April 2020
Paasitorni Congress Centre,

New perspectives on the world's most challenging arena for maritime commerce.

Developing technological capabilities. Improving emergency response. Securing a sustainable future for shipping in the Arctic.

Thank you for attending

Thank you to everyone who attended in 2019 and congratulations to our Arctic Shipping Awards winners – Subsea Industries and Mikko Niini.

Программа 2019 года

Ежегодно, как программа, так и все сессии Форума Арктическое Cудоходство синхронно переводятся на русский язык. Выдержки из программы:

Дискуссия о запрете использования и перевозки СОТ; обзор и критический анализ перевозок по Северному морскому пути; обзор последних новинок судов ледового класса; дискуссии с владельцами и операторами судов на тему логистики и коммерческих перевозок в Арктике; оценка возможностей использования новых видов топлива на ледовых судах; мнение страховщиков и многое другое.

Key topics for 2019 included:

Environmental impacts of shipping in the Arctic
  • Possible HFO ban for ships in the Arctic
  • The differing fuel options for Arctic vessels including LNG and electric-hybrid
  • Hear how the oil containment system on 'Polaris' is operating to manage oil spill response in ice-covered waters
  • Current ice conditions and projections for 2030-2050
Operations, logistics & planning in remote regions
  • MOL's experiences of the Yamal LNG project
  • Innovations in Arctic logistics with Crowley Maritime
  • The 2018 results from the Northern Sea Route
  • Wagenborg's use of walk to work vessels in the Arctic
Loss prevention and risk management
  • The insurers' concerns and management of risk for Arctic voyages
  • How is the insurance industry using the Polar Code to assess risk?
  • What is being done to meet the challenges posed by sailing in ice?
Planning, strategy and new regulations for the Arctic
  • Current developments in Russian policy and regulation for the Northern Sea Route
  • The importance of Arctic routes and projects for Asian countries
  • North American priorities: US Arctic strategy and Canada's Oceans Protection Plan
New developments in ship design and technology for ice-going vessels
  • Renewal of the ice class fleet – what does the order book look like?
  • A snapshot of new vessels for Arctic operations, including research vessels, container ships, tankers and cruise vessels
  • Propulsion options with new fuels
  • Autonomous vessels:  technical, insurance and legal issues for use in the Arctic
Enhancing maritime domain awareness and connectivity in the Arctic

A specially focussed one-day seminar covered:

  • Best ways of receiving ice information and forecasting for ship routing
  • Current and future state of ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship communication in the Arctic
  • Trends in big data and cloud based services
  • Developments in satellites for communications and tracking
  • Case study on use of CubeSat for EEER in the Arctic

Attendees made the most of their time at ASF 2018.

They forged new business connections and took part in our programme of informal peer-to-peer sessions. Why not join them in 2019?

The numbers that matter

operators from the world shipping industry including technology experts and regulators
renowned expert speakers
maritime nations represented

Arctic Shipping Awards 2019 winners

Click the button below to see the winners of the Arctic Shipping Innovation Award & Lifetime Achievement Award.


Apply for your free all-access pass and join representatives from over 10 maritime nations and companies including:

•  Rosmorport  •  Alfons Hakans  •  JSC Belomorskiy Port  •  Viking Supply Services  •  Gazprom Export LLC  •  Suomi Shipping Services Ltd  •  Total  •  BBC Chartering  •   Gotland Tankers AB  •  NYK Line  •  Cosco Shipping  Line Norway  •  One Ocean Expeditions  •  GC- Rieber Shipping  •  Fathom Marine  •  MOL  •  Polaris Shipping  •  TS Shipping  •  ESL Shipping and many more.

Click the button below to apply for your free place. For further information, please email

Take your career further

Arctic Shipping Forum is now officially CPD-accredited. Conference attendees will be able to claim up to 50 CPD points for their learning and networking activities.

For further information on CPD accreditation and how to claim your certificate please email

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A big thank you to our 2019 sponsors, supporters and partners!

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