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A four-day conference on Arctic ports wound up on Thursday in Narvik, Norway.

The international conference was organized by the Port of Narvik, Ocean
Futures, a research institute that focuses on the world’s oceans and polar
regions, and the Maritime Forum North, to discuss issues around trade, shipping
and industrial development in the Barents region of the European Arctic.

Transport Ministers from the four Barents countries: Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway, held a meeting in connection with the conference and released the Joint Barents Transport Plan.

The plan covers everything from railway and roads to ports and air travel. Experts say this comprehensive...

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