Seattle Port Commissioner Ryan Calkins will join the Nordic study and trade mission and travel to Finland, Sweden and Norway next week.
Led by Washington Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington Department of Commerce, the Northern Study and Trade Mission aims to affirm, highlight and expand the significant cultural, diplomatic, economic, industrial, political and political ties between the Washington State and the Nordic Countries. . Commissioner Calkins will also stop in Sweden. The port will use the trade mission to explore the implementation of zero carbon and renewable energy solutions, as well as maritime innovation projects.
Highlights of Port of Seattle Trade Delegation activities include:
- Delegation visits to US Embassies in Helsinki and Oslo with Governor Inslee.
- A visit to MTB Technical Research Center of Finland, one of Finland’s largest research institutions, established to advance the use and commercialization of research and technology in business and society.
- A visit to KTH Royal Institute and the Wallenberg Wood Science Center in Stockholm, a research center focused on new materials from trees.
- A visit to Maritime Competence Center in Aalesund, Norway, a cluster of high-tech companies.
- A visit to Oceantech Innovation, Trondheim to explore technology designed to support offshore wind, aquaculture transportation and maritime industries.
This trade mission supports the port’s efforts to be the greenest and most energy-efficient port in America. The mission provides an opportunity to learn from Nordic countries that have partnered with innovative cluster organizations to shift from fossil fuels to renewable resources.
Kathy Roder | Port of Seattle Director of External Relations, Communications and Marketing
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