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Thomas Paterson
Senior Vice President, Ship Owning, Arctic and Projects at Fednav Limited


Mr. Paterson heads a dynamic team at Fednav in operating a fleet of 65 vessels, of which 60 are ice class, including the 3 largest ice breaking bulk carriers in the world. Fednav’s Arctic operations service all of the major mines in Canada’s North and Alaska while continuing to develop new long term business contracts world-wide. Over the last 20 years, Fednav have increased their position in the Arctic to become one of the leading Arctic Shipping companies in the world. In 2019, Fednav will ship or manage the shipments of over 8 million tons from the Arctic region.

In addition to his duties at Fednav, Tom represents the company’s interest on the North American Technical Committees of the DNVGL, LR, ClassNK, and is a board member at BIMCO.

Thomas Paterson's Network

Agenda Sessions

  • Opening address: a shipowner's experiences of operating in the Arctic