TMR4565 - Sustainable Arctic Sea Transport, Specialization course, 3.75 credit module

This course is concerned with the associated field, destination and transit logistics as well as with the individual ship design. Therefore, the distinct conditions of Arctic Sea, such as remoteness, the lack of marine infrastructure, ice and cold climate, represent a challenge to be surpassed in order to ensure a safe and economical feasibility of sea transport in the high north. Consequently, these challenges will be identified as well as measures to comply with them. Furthermore, we seek to answer questions such as: Which ice class is required for the vessel to operate in the arctic see? How many vessels of which ice class are needed in a fleet? How many operational days are required for economical feasibility? What are the environmental concerns for arctic sea transport? Which stakeholder interests need to be accounted for? The course will be driven by an individual assignment to be carried out independently along the course.


The course consist of seven seminars and lectures:

  1. Introduction to arctic sea transport,
  2. Scenario analysis,
  3. Design requirements (conceptual incl. cost),
  4. Design requirements (structural incl. cost),
  5. Routing and fleet management,
  6. Transport cost measures and economics,
  7. Environmental analysis and sustainability.

In each seminar a short presentation of the current state of the individual assignment will be required, which will serve as a continuous evaluation and discussion basis. The final meeting will consist of the overall presentation of the assignment and the resulting concept followed by a subsequent deadline to hand in the assignment report.