PACIFIC MARITIME MAGAZINE
Promise of the Arctic
By Chris Philips, Managing Editor
The Promise of the Arctic Conference took place over two sunny days in Seattle last month. Produced byPacific Maritime Magazine in partnership with the Institute of the North, the conference was well attended by delegates representing most maritime arctic stakeholders, including the towing industry, port and harbor operations, engineers, shipping lines, naval architects, native corporations, labor, universities and regulators.
Nils Andreassen, Executive Director of the Institute of the North, moderated the opening panel of the conference and told those assembled that increased trade in and through the Arctic region would be of great benefit to Seattle, “in spite of its mayor.”MORE