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Highlights from 2014

6 Spotlight analysis sessions:

  • The future of Arctic shipping: What can be expected in the next 10 years?
  • Understanding finance and insurance for ice-going voyages
  • The Polar Code:  Progress towards implementation
  • Commercial issues for ship operators and charterers using Arctic routes
  • Search and rescue: What has happened to the Arctic Council protocol?
  • Future ship designs for the Arctic:  What new ideas are being developed?

Case studies included Laskiridis Shipping's experiences of the NSR in 2013

Attendees heard in depth analysis of the planning and execution required for voyages on the Northern Sea Route and NW Passage in 2013

Economic cost analysis for shipping via Arctic routes versus traditional routes

Focussed on cost comparisons, current volume of traffic and forecasat of future commodities trading and shipments

4 problem-solving clinics

discussed managing oil pollution in ice covered water, 'smart ocean/smart industry': Arctic Ocean and climate data collection from vessels, risk asessment and training for safe operations and winterisation of ships and structures

4 champagne roundtable discussions

covered insurance for Arctic voyages, investment in the Arctic: cooperation or competition?, operations in darkness

New breakfast briefings included

CRP propulsor development for Arctic vessels ; probabilistic modelling of ship performance as a basis of economic analysis of Arctic shipping; new icebreaker simulator development ; model testing for dynamic positioning in ice

A group visited the new Wärtsilä Propulsion Test Centre

Day two, 9th April 2014
17.45-19.45 Visit to the new Wärtsilä Propulsion Test Centre
Attendees had the opportunity to visit the recently opened centre in Tuusula. The new facility enables Wärtsilä to speed the development of new, high quality and environmentally sound propulsion products together with research institutes, universities and suppliers. It will have a central role in propulsion related research and development activities carried out by the company. In particular, the test centre will be used for functional and endurance testing with an emphasis on mechanical power transfer. This will enhance the company’s capabilities in product validation and research activities. For more information visit: http://www.wartsila.com/en/press-releases/wartsila-inaugurates-new-propulsion-test-centre-in-finland

Past Companies to attend ASF include:

  • K Line Europe Ltd
  • Wartsila Finland Oy
  • NYK Line
  • Finnish Shipowners Association
  • Arctia Offshore Ltd
  • Port of Dalhousie Inc
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries UK Ltd
  • Neste Shipping Oy
  • SCF Swire Offshore Pte Ltd
  • Prisco Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Viking Supply Ships AB
  • Rolls Royce AB
  • Steerprop Ltd
  • Bureau Veritas
  • Oy Gard Baltic
  • Krylov Shipbuilding Research Instit
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Mitsui & Co Ltd
  • Gulf Offshore Norge AS
  • Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co KG
  • Sofema Groupe
  • Brostrom AB
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH
  • Rolls Royce Oy Ab
  • Rolls Royce PLC
  • Orient Marine Co Ltd
  • ABB Oy
  • SKF Machine Support
  • Exxon Neftegas Limited
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • Viking Life Saving Equipment AS
  • HANSA International Maritime Journal
  • Germanischer Lloyd SE
  • Danish Maritime Authority
  • Universal Shipbuilding Corp
  • STX O&S
  • STX Finland OY
  • Survey Association Ltd
  • Heerema Marine Contractors
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Far Eastern Shipping Co
  • KSAT Kongsberg Satellite Services
  • National Maritime Research Institut
  • Iridium Communications Inc
  • Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc.
  • Lamor Corporation AB
  • SMIT Terminals Division B.V.
  • Arctic Bulk AG
  • ABB AS
  • Rutter Inc
  • Spliethoffs Bevrachtingskantoor BV
  • ClassNK
  • Codan
  • Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
  • Krylov Shipbuilding Research Institute
  • Finnish Transport Agency
  • Viking Supply Ships
  • Rosatomflot
  • Ship Manoeuvring Simujlator Centre AS
  • Inmarsat
  • Nordic Bulk
  • Embassy of the United States of America
  • Lamor
  • GTT
  • Meriaura Ltd
  • Wagenborg Offshore
  • ABS
  • JSC Rosgeologiya
  • Lloyd's List
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • Norwegian Coastal Administration
  • Tschudi Shipping Company
  • Swedish Maritime Administration
  • Centre for High North Logistics
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • ABB Marine
  • Marine Institute, Memorial University
  • Royal Arctic Line
  • Canadian Ice Service
  • Holland & Knight
  • Offshore Technology Centre Ltd
  • Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy
  • Germanischer Lloyd Finland Oy
  • DNV
  • Noncommercial Partnership of the Cordination of Northern Sea Route Usages
  • AARI
  • Aker Arctic Technology Inc
  • Sovcomflot
  • ILS Oy
  • Norwegian Polar Institute
  • Yamal SPG
  • Russian Maritime Register of Shiping
  • Canadian Embassy
  • Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Martech Polar
  • Tranberg AS
  • Norwegian Maritime Directorate
  • US Coast Guard
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd
  • Lloyd's Register
  • Aker Arctic
  • Wartsila Netherlands
  • Arctia Group
  • Sea-Hawk Navigation
  • GustoMSC BV
  • McInnes Cooper
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • European Space Agency


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