17th - 20th April 2018
Helsinki Congress Paasitorni,
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.
Говорите по русски? Do You Speak Russian?
Все сессии Форума Арктическое Cудоходство 2018 будут синхронно переведены на русский язык, поэтому вы сможете следить за дебатами в живом времени.
Every session at the Arctic Shipping Forum will include live Russian translation, so you can follow the debate as it happens.
What Happened at Arctic Shipping Forum 2018:
New Technologies and Innovations
Analysis of new designs and concepts for ice-going vessels including icebreakers, expedition vessels and cargo carriers. Included discussion of ballast water systems, challenges of polar class and EEDI, new materials for ice-going propellers and satellite mapping.
The Polar Code in Practice
Case studies from ship operators on using the Polar Code as a valuable tool for voyage management. Attendees heard from regulators, learnt how to interpret the Polar Code, and found out what steps need to be taken to qualify for a polar ship certificate.
Preparedness, Response and Risk Assessment
Attendees learnt how insurers assess the risk to ice going vessels. Discovered the challenges LNG crews face working in ice-covered waters, heard about oil spill response, and discussed emergency preparedness, response and rescue planning for casualties in ice-covered waters.
Monitoring Arctic Economic and Market Trends
Updates on market and economic development in the Arctic and the impact on shipping. Included a focus session on the development of the Northern Sea Route, updates on US Coast Guard policy for Arctic waters and an overview of the current fleet of ice class ships.
Training & Development
Crew training for ice navigation: highlighting new training criteria and courses. Heard how training schools can gain certification for ice navigation courses, discussed the merits of simulators vs onboard training, and found out about new skill requirements for 21st century vessels.
Choice of Seminars
Attendees debated emergency response in the Arctic in our the half day seminar: Managing Emergency Response in Ice Covered Waters which was followed by the Planning and Operations for Cruise Shipping in the Arctic seminar.
The Numbers that Matter
Meet Our Speakers for 2018
Managing Emergency Response in the Arctic Seminar
What is available for SAR and EEER in the Arctic? This is one of the key questions for all shipping in remote and ice-covered waters. Receive answers to this question and more at this specially developed seminar which will give you up-to-date information on planning for vessel casualties and medical emergencies, managing EEER and towing in Arctic waters, assessing risks for life-saving appliances and results of real-life testing of life-saving and firefighting equipment.
Planning & Operations for Cruise Shipping in the Arctic
With continuing growth in expedition cruise shipping in the Arctic this half day seminar focusses on the essential planning and operations necessary for successful voyages. Hear about risk assessment for the pre-planning phase, discuss effective operation of a voyage in the Arctic with case studies, and get involved in the emergency response scenario for dealing with a passenger ship casualty in ice-covered waters
Attendees made the most of their time at ASF 2017.
They forged new business connections and took part in our programme of informal peer-to-peer sessions. Why not join them in 2018?
WINNER ANNOUNCED FOR THE ARCTIC SHIPPING FORUM INNOVATION AWARD 2018
The 2018 Arctic Shipping Forum Innovation Award has been won by WE Tech for their Variable Speed Generator Solution
The judging panel was:
Morten Mejlaender-Larsen, Discipline Leader - Arctic Operation, PMA Approval Center - Norway, DNV GL
Mikko Niini, Chairman, Navidom and Chairman, Arctic Economic Council Working Group
David (Duke) Snider, Martech Polar Consulting and President, The Nautical Institute
Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America's Fourth Coast
Put together by the Council on Foreign Relations' Independent Task Force, this detailed report describes the U.S's strategy for increasing its influence in the Arctic Circle. It's a must read for anyone curious about how the region's growing geopolitical role will shape its future.
Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America's Fourth Coast was written by by Thad W. Allen, Christine Todd Whitman and Esther Brimmer.
SHIPOWNERS ATTEND OUR EVENTS FOR FREE AS VIP GUESTS
...and as a result will make up a significant portion of our audience in 2018.
VIP relationship management is a key part of what makes the Arctic Shipping Forum unique and so valuable to our partners. Our dedicated team of VIP Relationship Managers organise exclusive VIP engagement experiences for our partners that offer truly unrivaled opportunities for interaction with potential business partners.
Outstanding networking and business value added presentations
Viking Ice Consultancy
Definitely worth attending for ice tech experts and others
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
Arctic Shipping Forum has become the annual constant; the event that provides the most opportunity to network with Arctic Shipping operators and suppliers, and to learn what is happening in the industry
Martech Polar Consulting
A great way to stay updated on developments in the Arctic business. Excellent networking opportunity
Harnvig Arctic and Maritime
Very good opportunity for networking