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30 - 31 October 2019
Montreal, Canada

Arctic Shipping Forum North America

Exploring the latest in operations, design and technology for shipping in the Arctic

A 2-day conference dedicated to the latest regulatory and technological developments for the Arctic region.

Register for 2019

Registration for the 2019 event is now open – book early and save US $200.

Agenda highlights for 2019

Commercial operators' priorities

Hear leading operators discuss the logistical requirements for safe operations in ice, how to manage the annual Sealift and resupply, and effective operation of ferries in the Arctic.

Looking to the future

Focus on resource projects and demand for shipping, the increase in cruise and expedition vessels, infrastructure and port development strategies

Focus on environmental risks in the Arctic

Discuss how the proposed HFO ban will impact on Arctic shipping, understand the challenges for preparing and managing oil spills in ice.

Ice charting, forecasting and route planning

Discover how to develop strategic technology for ship routing through ice covered waters, understand and manage the increase in big data in ice charting and forecasting. Focus on increased awareness of management of ship entry passage into sensitive areas.

Polar Code Update

Drill down to the key aspects of the Polar Code that need understanding:  operational assessments, polar service temperature and design temperature, enforcement , crew training and voyage planning

Network with the industry

With over 150 industry professionals in attendance, Arctic Shipping Forum North America is the ideal location for advancing your business interests.

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This is the 2018 agenda – the 2019 agenda will be released in due course. 

The numbers that matter

industry professionals
networking hours
expert speakers


We have a limited number of free guest places reserved for shippers and shipowners to attend Arctic Shipping Forum North America as VIP guests. 

Our dedicated team organises exclusive VIP engagement experiences for our guests which include:

  • Private welcome drinks reception
  • Private informal dinner
  • Themed breakfast meetings
  • Local area sightseeing tours
  • Fun networking activities

Don't just take our word for it

"A great combination of speakers with different views and approaches. Everything was taken into account and it was a pleasure to sit in the audience"

S Ihalainen, FORESHIP

"Excellent event from all standpoints (speakers, topics, venue, lunches and snacks, exhibitioners, logistic assistance on site, etc...)"


"An excellent event with a great opportunity for learning and networking"

I Kubat, NRC


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Interpreting Ship Traffic in the Canadian Arctic

The limited availability of consistent, longitudinal data sources for marine traffic in Arctic Canada has presented significant challenges for researchers, policy makers, and planners. 

This study, provided by the journal of the Arctic Institute of North America, attempts to remedy that by using a recently developed geospatial database of ship traffic to provide the first synthesized overview of vessel traffic over a 26 year period.

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