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Friday, March 29, 2024
IMO Approves New Emission Control Areas in Canadian Arctic and Norwegian Sea
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IMO Approves New Emission Control Areas in Canadian Arctic and Norwegian Sea

The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has approved the establishment of two new Emission Control Areas (ECAs)

March 29, 2024
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Friday, February 16, 2024
Icebreaker escorting vessels along the Northern Sea Route. (Source: Sovcomflot)
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Russia Eases Icebreaker Escort Rules to Promote Year-Round Arctic Shipping

In an effort to pave the way for year-round transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on the Northern Sea Route, the Russian government eased the requirements

February 16, 2024
Total Views: 1990

Friday, February 9, 2024
Christophe de margerie
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Hanwha Ocean Gas Carrier for Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 Transferred to UAE Entity, Records Show

Russian natural gas company Novatek takes a key step toward beginning shipments from its Arctic LNG 2 project.  Ship registry records suggest that

February 9, 2024
Total Views: 3985

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
China’s NewNew Polar Bear in a convoy in the Russian Arctic in October 2023. (Source: Atomflot)
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New Report Sheds Light on Rapid Expansion of Arctic Shipping

A new 10-year report by the Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) highlights a substantial increase in

February 7, 2024
Total Views: 6914

Monday, February 5, 2024
Heavy lift carrier Audax in the Arctic carrying a module for Arctic LNG 2 in February 2022. (Source: Courtesy of Red Box)
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Nuclear Icebreakers Escort Russian LNG Modules Through Thick Arctic Ice

A convoy of two nuclear icebreakers and two polar-class heavy lift vessels is making slow but steady progress through Russia’s Arctic waters carrying the

February 5, 2024
Total Views: 8746

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
nuclear icebreaker convoy
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Russia and DP World to Develop Arctic’s Northern Sea Route

Oct 24 (Reuters) – Russian nuclear agency Rosatom said on Tuesday it has set up a joint venture with Dubai’s DP World to develop

October 24, 2023
Total Views: 1347

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Cruise Ship’s Grounding Highlights Risk of More Ships in the Arctic
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Cruise Ship’s Grounding Highlights Risk of More Ships in the Arctic

By Danielle Bochove and Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir (Bloomberg) — The grounding of a luxury cruise ship off the coast of Greenland on

September 14, 2023
Total Views: 4819

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
A photo of the capesize bulk carrier Gingo taken from an Atomflot icebreaker.
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First Capesize Bulk Carrier and Non Ice-Class Tanker Transit the Northern Sea Route to China

The bulk carrier Gingo has become the first capesize ship to sail the Northern Sea Route, according to Russian media reports. Separately, a non

September 12, 2023
Total Views: 17754

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Baltic Russian Icebreaker
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Russia Lacks Ice-Class Vessels to Develop Arctic’s Northern Sea Route

MOSCOW, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Russia must boost production facilities for the construction of ice-breaking vessels in order to meet its

September 6, 2023
Total Views: 2102

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
oil tanker vlcc ship shipping
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Russia Sends Oil Through the Arctic Again to Speed Up Delivery to China

(Bloomberg) — Russia is sending a rare cargo of crude oil through the Arctic Sea to China, a move that will fan environmental concerns even if it means

July 19, 2023
Total Views: 3313

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
A Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker escorts ships on the Northern Sea Route, July 14 2016
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Russia Planing Year-Round Navigation of the Northern Sea Route in Early 2024

Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom and Novatek, Russia’s largest natural gas producer, plan to launch year-round navigation in the

May 24, 2023
Total Views: 1658

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Putin Touts Russia’s ‘Arctic power’ with Launch of Nuclear Icebreakers
Shipbuilding

Putin Touts Russia’s ‘Arctic power’ with Launch of Nuclear Icebreakers

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday touted Russia’s Arctic power at a flag-raising ceremony and

November 22, 2022
Total Views: 2534

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
nuclear icebreaker convoy
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Canada Lacks Ability to Track Increasing Arctic Ship Traffic -Auditor

(Bloomberg) — The Canadian government’s ability to track foreign vessels through the Arctic is woefully inadequate and the situation may get worse,

November 15, 2022
Total Views: 2323

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Russia Opens Arctic Oil Tanker Route To China
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Russia Opens Arctic Oil Tanker Route To China

By Elina Ganatra and Julian Lee (Bloomberg) Russia sent its second-ever crude oil shipment east through the Arctic Circle toward China, a route that could one

November 8, 2022
Total Views: 2310

Friday, June 24, 2022
nuclear icebreaker convoy
Shipping

Study: Melting Arctic Ice Could Transform International Trade Routes and Weaken Russia’s Grip on Arctic Shipping

With climate change rapidly opening up the Arctic to shipping, new trade routes could help reduce the shipping industry’s carbon footprint and also

June 24, 2022
Total Views: 2058

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Ships bridge silhouetted with Antarctic Icebergs on the Horizon
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More Arctic Shipping is Leaving Trash in Its Wake, Scientists Warn

By Yereth Rosen and Timothy Gardner ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Following another year of stark climate impacts in the Arctic, scientists

December 14, 2021
Total Views: 1581

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
New Battery-Powered Expedition Cruise Ship Named ‘Next to the North Pole’
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

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 1788

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

September 3, 2021
Total Views: 1297

Friday, July 23, 2021
Russia Shows Renewed Interest in LNG-Powered Icebreakers
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,

July 23, 2021
Total Views: 1304

nuclear icebreaker convoy
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

July 23, 2021
Total Views: 1380
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