The Journal of Commerce's 2012 Canada Maritime Conference will Feature a Panel on the Shrinking of the Polar Ice Cap and its Impact on Shipping

Oct 18, 2012, 12:52 ET from The Journal of Commerce

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The upcoming Canada Maritime Conference, organized by The Journal of Commerce, will include a panel focusing on the shrinking of the polar ice cap. The panel will discuss how the opening of both the Northwest Passage through Canadian Arctic waters and the Northern Sea Route across northern Russia offer the potential of historic and game-changing possibilities for global shipping and other industries. The potential savings of millions of dollars per voyage — through large reductions in transit time and the accompanying reductions in fuel usage and costs, inventory carrying costs and other related cost items — could result in significant changes to the international shipping sector.


The panel will feature the following participants:

John Higganbotham, Senior Distinguished Fellow, Transportation Policy for Carleton University.
Andrea Charron, Assistant Professor, Political Studies, University of Manitoba
Jody Thomas, Deputy Commissioner, Operations, Canadian Coast Guard

The Canada Maritime Conference will be held on November 7-8, 2012 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre in Missassauga, Ontario.  CN Rail is the host sponsor. Additional sponsors include Maersk, Canadian Pacific, Port of Montreal, Prince Rupert Port Authority, Damco, Port Metro Vancouver, Seaboard Marine, Port St. John, and Logistec.

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SOURCE The Journal of Commerce