Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Cruise Ships

New Battery-Powered Expedition Cruise Ship Named ‘Next to the North Pole’

A newbuild hybrid battery-powered expedition cruise ship belonging to Hurtigruten Expeditions has been named in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, making history as the northernmost naming ceremony for a passenger...

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 1692

Friday, September 3, 2021
A Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker escorts ships on the Northern Sea Route, July 14 2016
Shipbuilding

Russia To Build Its First LNG-Fuelled Icebreaker

MOSCOW, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Metals miner Nornickel said it will participate in the design and building of Russia’s first dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) and diesel icebreaker to prepare...

September 3, 2021
Total Views: 1235

Friday, July 23, 2021
Shipping

Russia Shows Renewed Interest in LNG-Powered Icebreakers

By Gleb Stolyarov ST PETERSBURG, July 23 (Reuters) – Russia plans to build its first batch of icebreakers that are powered by liquified natural gas, a top official said on Friday,...

July 23, 2021
Total Views: 1228

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Shipping

Russia’s Rosatom and DP World Team Up to Develop Arctic Shipping Route

Russia’s state-run nuclear energy company Rosatom and Dubai-based logistics firm DP World have agreed to establish a joint venture to develop the Northern Sea Route as a viable shipping route...

July 23, 2021
Total Views: 1236

Thursday, June 17, 2021
maersk arctic
Shipping

IMO Adopts MARPOL Amendments to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) has agreed to prohibit the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic, although certain exemptions mean a complete...

June 17, 2021
Total Views: 1750

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Shipping

Tanker Shortage Delays Russian Arctic LNG Shipments to Asia

By Dina Khrennikova and Olga Tanas (Bloomberg) — Russia’s largest liquefied natural gas producer plans to start shipments to Asia across the Arctic in mid-June, one month later than last year,...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 1493

Friday, May 21, 2021
Shipping

Arctic Superpowers Jostle for Position as Russia Takes on Key Role

By Laura Millan Lombrana (Bloomberg) — A battle of words between top Russian and U.S. diplomats this week is the latest sign of rising tensions between superpowers racing to seize Arctic resources...

May 21, 2021
Total Views: 5534

Thursday, April 1, 2021
maersk arctic
Shipping

MSC Warns Against Arctic Shipping Amid Debate Over Suez Canal’s Closure

Swiss shipping line MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company says it is doubling down on its commitment to avoid sending ships through the Arctic as some debate the need for alternative trade...

April 1, 2021
Total Views: 16112

Sunday, December 13, 2020
russian convoy Arctic ocean
Environment

Longest Arctic Shipping Season Tops Off a Year of Climate Disasters

By Anna Shiryaevskaya, Laura Millan Lombrana and Olga Tanas (Bloomberg) — Thinning ice in the Arctic Ocean made this year’s navigation season for natural gas tankers the longest on record, the latest sign...

December 13, 2020
Total Views: 6290

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
maersk arctic
Shipping

Ships Make Record Number of Sailings Through Arctic in 2020

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Ships sailing through the Arctic region’s busiest lane along the Siberian coast made the highest number of trips on record this year...

December 9, 2020
Total Views: 3029

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Christophe de margerie
Shipbuilding

Russia to Build Far East Metal Plant to Supply Arctic Shipbuilding

MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Russia plans to build a metals plant in the Far East at an estimated cost of $2.2 billion and supply steel sheet to the Zvezda...

November 25, 2020
Total Views: 2444

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
News

How Do You Insure Ships In The Arctic?

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – When Captain Will Whatley guides a ship through Arctic waters, he is starkly aware of what can go wrong. Double the manpower...

October 27, 2020
Total Views: 235

Friday, September 18, 2020
Christophe de margerie
Maritime News

International Lenders Back $9.5 Billion Financing for Russia’s Arctic LNG 2

By Simon Jessop LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – International lenders have lined up about $9.5 billion in financial support for a Russian Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, a document...

September 18, 2020
Total Views: 131

Friday, August 28, 2020
Lomonosov Prospect northern sea route
Maritime News

As Arctic Ice Melts, Polluting Ships Stream Into Polar Waters

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – As melting sea ice opens the Arctic to navigation, more ships are plying the loosely regulated polar waters, bringing increasing amounts of...

August 28, 2020
Total Views: 72

Friday, August 7, 2020
Maritime News

Arctic Sea Ice Shrank to Record Lows in July

By Laura Millan Lombrana (Bloomberg) –Ice covering the Arctic Ocean reached the lowest level since at least 1979 for July as temperatures spiked in the region, leaving large stretches of...

August 7, 2020
Total Views: 17

Friday, July 24, 2020
Vladimir Rusanov tanker
Maritime News

Novatek Ships LNG to Japan Via Northern Sea Route

July 24 (Reuters) – Russia’s Novatek announced on Friday it has shipped its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from the Yamal LNG project to Japan via the Northern Sea...

July 24, 2020
Total Views: 55

Monday, January 27, 2020
nuclear icebreaker convoy
Maritime News

Green Groups Push for Low Sulphur Fuel Ban in the Arctic

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Green groups on Monday called for a ban on the use of new low sulfur fuel in the Arctic region, citing research showing that blends...

January 27, 2020
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
arctic sea ice
Maritime News

More Companies Sign Pledge to Avoid Arctic Shipping

More companies ranging from consumer goods to shipping lines are pledging to not ship goods through the Arctic even as melting sea ice opens makes the polar routes more appealing....

January 8, 2020
Total Views: 141

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Interesting

The Maritime Stories That Shaped the Decade

As the 2010’s come to a close, we’re taking a look back at the maritime stories that kept us talking the most these last ten years.  Deepwater Horizon For me,...

January 1, 2020
Total Views: 337

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Maritime News

Yamal LNG’s 15-Vessel Fleet of Icebreaking LNG Tankers Now Operational

The fifteenth and final icebreaking LNG carrier responsible for shipping gas from the remote Yamal LNG terminal in the Russian Arctic has now been delivered. The vessel, named Yakov Gakkel,...

December 11, 2019
Total Views: 781