Future Arctic Logistics and Infrastructure
Organised by Arctic Frontiers, the Centre for High North Logistics and the China-Nordic Arctic Research Center

Resource development in the Arctic is tightly linked to the ocean. Reduced ice-cover and increasing accessibility of new areas is one reason many actors are investigating the potential for new industrial activities as well as transportation. This development has future global repercussions environmentally, economically and politically. Technology and infrastructure development are some of the key factors that will determine the development of economic activity.

How can future logistics and infrastructure provide opportunities for increased value creation in the Arctic region?

This session addresses three areas of development within Arctic infrastructure and logistics:

  • Offshore energy extraction
  • Intra-regional transport
  • Polar transit

Common to all three areas are operations performed under extremely difficult conditions. This requires high operational expertise, advanced technology and quality along the entire value chain, which affects the development of clusters, logistic needs and provides new business opportunities in the Arctic region. The immediate opportunities are for extracting petroleum resources offshore, mostly near the coast, with intra-regional transport as a support service, and for exploiting mineral and natural resources onshore. Transit through the Northern Sea Route will gain in importance but will remain limited in volume in the next few years. But for all development the challenge is not only to develop technology, but also to finance infrastructure. A question in this context is whether the Polar Silk Road initiative means that China wants to play a role.

Program

Opening remarks Ambassador Harri Mäki-Reinikka and Ole Øvretveit, Director of Arctic Frontiers

Introduction Kjell  Stokvik, Managing Director CHNL

Keynotes by

  • Felix Tschudi  Chair Tschudi shipping Company  and CHNL (moderator)
  • Zhang Pei, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies - The Polar Silk Road: A Chinese Vision of Future Arctic Shipping 
  • Sandy Shan, Polar Research Institute of China - Chinese Research on Arctic Logistics 
  • Arild Moe, Fridtjof Nansen Institute - Logistics on the Northern Sea Route: Developments in Russian Policies
  • Natsuhiko Otsuka, Professor Hokkaido University : Future Arctic Logistics, Intra-regional transport in the East Siberia
  • Paul Holthus, President & CEO World Ocean Council
  • Alice Rogoff, Chair, Arctic Circle Advisory Board & Co-chair, Polar Initiative of the Woodrow Wilson Centre
  • Arve Dimmen, Director, Norwegian Coastal administration

Panel discussion

Organised by Arctic Frontiers, the Centre for High North Logistics and the China-Nordic Arctic Research Center

For more information about this side event contact Maria Varteressian, Manager, Arctic Frontiers Arena, maria@arcticfrontiers.com

Arena Arena

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

13:00 - 15:30

Clarion Hotel The Edge - Margarinfabrikken 3

Add to Calendar 2019-01-23 13:00 2019-01-23 15:30 Europe/Oslo Future Arctic Logistics and Infrastructure
Organised by Arctic Frontiers, the Centre for High North Logistics and the China-Nordic Arctic Research Center
Resource development in the Arctic is tightly linked to the ocean. Reduced ice-cover and increasing accessibility of new areas is one reason many actors are investigating the potential for new industrial activities as well as transportation. This development has future global repercussions environmentally, economically and politically. Technology and infrastructure development are some of the key factors that will determine the development of economic activity. How can future logistics and infrastructure provide opportunities for increased value creation in the Arctic region? This session addresses three areas of development within Arctic infrastructure and logistics: Offshore energy extraction Intra-regional transport Polar transit Common to all three areas are operations performed under extremely difficult conditions. This requires high operational expertise, advanced technology and quality along the entire value chain, which affects the development of clusters, logistic needs and provides new business opportunities in the Arctic region. The immediate opportunities are for extracting petroleum resources offshore, mostly near the coast, with intra-regional transport as a support service, and for exploiting mineral and natural resources onshore. Transit through the Northern Sea Route will gain in importance but will remain limited in volume in the next few years. But for all development the challenge is not only to develop technology, but also to finance infrastructure. A question in this context is whether the Polar Silk Road initiative means that China wants to play a role. Program Opening remarks Ambassador Harri Mäki-Reinikka and Ole Øvretveit, Director of Arctic Frontiers Introduction Kjell  Stokvik, Managing Director CHNL Keynotes by Felix Tschudi  Chair Tschudi shipping Company  and CHNL (moderator) Zhang Pei, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies - The Polar Silk Road: A Chinese Vision of Future Arctic Shipping  Sandy Shan, Polar Research Institute of China - Chinese Research on Arctic Logistics  Arild Moe, Fridtjof Nansen Institute - Logistics on the Northern Sea Route: Developments in Russian Policies Natsuhiko Otsuka, Professor Hokkaido University : Future Arctic Logistics, Intra-regional transport in the East Siberia Paul Holthus, President & CEO World Ocean Council Alice Rogoff, Chair, Arctic Circle Advisory Board & Co-chair, Polar Initiative of the Woodrow Wilson Centre Arve Dimmen, Director, Norwegian Coastal administration Panel discussion Organised by Arctic Frontiers, the Centre for High North Logistics and the China-Nordic Arctic Research CenterFor more information about this side event contact Maria Varteressian, Manager, Arctic Frontiers Arena, maria@arcticfrontiers.com Clarion Hotel The Edge - Margarinfabrikken 3

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