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Arctic Shipping Innovation Award 2015

Winners announced for the 2015 Arctic Shipping Innovation Award!


Focus on insurance

An insurance panel discussed the requirements of insurers for ice-going voyages and how the Polar Code would be used in assessing risk

Dig deeper discussion groups

Exchanged ideas on topics including sea ice conditions, ice navigator training, environmental requirements and new ice class research vessels

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Arctic Shipping Forum: strategies for maximising opportunities and identifying future commercial, technical and transportation developments

Attendees for 2015

  • Primorsk Shipping Corporation
  • Aalto University
  • ABB AS
  • ABB Marine & Cranes
  • ABB Marine Service Center
  • ABB Oy
  • ABS
  • ABS Europe Ltd
  • Aker Arctic Technology Inc
  • Aquanet Marine Services Oy
  • Arctia Offshore Ltd
  • Atlas Elektronik Finland Oy
  • BigLift Shipping BV
  • Bigroll Shipping
  • Bureau Veritas
  • Centre for Maritime Studies
  • Dalhousie University
  • Damen Shipyards
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea (Finland)
  • ESL Shipping
  • ExxonMobil GSC
  • Far-Eastern Shipping Company FESCO
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Gard AS
  • Glacialis Ice Consulting
  • Green Award Foundation
  • HBC Hamburg Bulk Carriers GmbH & Co KG
  • Inmarsat Global Ltd
  • JSC
  • KEMEL Company Eagle Industry Co Limited
  • KEMEL Europe Ltd
  • Kemel USA Inc
  • Knud E Hansen A
  • Kongsberg Seatex
  • Korean Register of Shipping
  • Navix Maritime Chartering AB
  • Noncommercial Partnership of the Coordination of Northern Sea Route
  • Nordic Bulk Carriers AS
  • Nordic Yards Holding GmbH
  • Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH
  • Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co Kg
  • Oy Gard Ab
  • PhD Brahea Centre at the University of Turku
  • Polarus
  • Robert Allan Ltd
  • Rolls Royce Oy Ab
  • Rolls-Royce Marine AS
  • Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
  • SCF Swire Offshore Pte Ltd
  • Spliethoff
  • Steerprop Ltd
  • The Aleut Corporation
  • The Embassy of Canada to Finland
  • Thermon
  • Transport Canada
  • University Laval
  • University of Turku
  • US Embassy
  • Viking Supply Ships A S
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Limited
  • Wärtsilä Finland Oy

At the no.1 Arctic shipping event - topics included:

  • Polar Code: indepth analysis of what the Polar Code will mean in practice

  • Focus on insurance: what are insurers looking for?

  • Commercial realities for operating in the Arctic

  • An update on Arctic strategies from China, Japan and Russia

  • Ship designs: new vessel designs and technology for ice class ships

  • Offshore operations and effective ice management: lessons learned from 2014

  • Ice conditions and forecasting

  • Update on emergency response situation from the Arctic nations

  • Dig deeper discussion groups:  ice navigator training, environmental requirements, new ice class research vessels and sea ice conditions

  • 2 half day seminars: Developments in design concepts for ice-class vessels and Propulsion systems for ice-going vessels

ASF Arctic Shipping Innovation Award 2015 - winners announced!


Winner of the Arctic Shipping Innovation Award 2015
Narwhal for Ice Management
Award received by Terry Kennedy, Business Development Manager, Narwhal Ice Defense, ION Concept Systems


The new Finnish icebreaker
Award received by  Tapani Skarp, Design Manager, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard on behalf of the Finnish Transport Agency

Over 10 years' experience delivering the largest dedicated arctic shipping event:

"A superb overview of the current arctic shipping situation"
L W Brigham
University of Alaska Fairbanks


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(updated 3 October 2015)

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