On 7th April 2011 an international conference “Logistics in Arctic” took place. As organizers in the conference took part “Murmanshelf” and the Ministry for Transport and Communication of Murmansk Region. The conference was held under support of the and Murmansk Regional Duma. Evgeny Nikora, a Chairman of the Murmansk Regional Duma, addressed the conference participants with a welcoming speech.

“GMC “Norilsk Nickel’” Murmansk transport division became an official sponsor of the Conference, “Rosatomflot” became a sponsor. An event was held on nuclear-powered icebreaker “Lenin”.

        A program of the Conference was developed on the basis of complex study on logistics in Arctic made by the leading specialists and experts in this field. The Conference included 4 sessions:
•    Northern sea route,
•    Development of Murmansk transport hub,
•    Onshore infrastructure in the projects of development of arctic hydrocarbon resources,
•    Logistics in Arctic shelf development projects and safety of navigation.

    The reports included actual subjects and modern tendencies in the development of logistics:
•    A role of government in the development of the Northern Sea Route and implementation of major investment projects in the Arctic;
•    Arctic shelf of Russia: hydrocarbons’ extraction potential, modernization of project supporting infrastructure;
•    Evolution of Arctic logistics network of oil and gas transportation;
•    A role of Murmansk region in logistic strategy of Stockman and Prirazlomnoye deposits development projects;
•    Arctic marine transportation of CNG routes design;
•    An establishment of Arctic Technologies Centre in Murmansk region – an essential element of onshore infrastructure.

In the Conference took part the managers and specialists from the following companies and organizations:
Atomflot, “Norilsk Nickel” Murmansk Transport Branch, Baltiysky zavod, Gazflot, Rosneftflot, Sovkomflot, Stroytransgaz, Stockman Development AG, Norwegian Barents Secretariat, Canadian Embassy in RF, Nerpa, Boskalis Offshore B.V., INTSOK, Sae-Hawk, Murmanshelf, Murmansk Regional Duma, The Ministry of Transport and Communication of Murmansk region and many others.

In the network of the Conference a briefing with mass media was held. Mass media representatives got detailed answers on the topics under discussion.

“Logistics in Arctic” conference will be held annually, it will become a ground for discussing and resolving urgent problems and technologies in the field of logistics for development of the Arctic.

“Murmanshelf” Association thanks all the participants of the Conference for their interest and active collaboration. The Association wants to give special thanks to the sponsors and co-organizers.
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