Arctic Ocean Ice Near Record Low for Winter, Boost for Shipping

By Alister Doyle and Timothy Gardner OSLO/WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - Winter sea ice on the Arctic Ocean covered the second smallest area on record this year, part of a thaw that is opening the region to shipping and oil exploration and may be disrupting weather far to the south, scientists said on Friday. The extent of floating ice likely reached an annual maximum … [Read more...]

Timelapse Video: Icebreaking LNG Carrier ‘Eduard Toll’ Transits the Northern Sea Route

Shortly after its official delivery last month, Teekay's new icebreaking LNG carrier Eduard Toll made its way to complete both its first loading at the Sabetta Terminal in the Russian Arctic and its first discharge in Montoir, France after sailing across the Northern Sea Route unescorted.  The voyage marked the latest major milestone for shipping in the Arctic … [Read more...]

Photos: Teekay’s New Icebreaking LNG Carrier ‘Eduard Toll’ Makes Historic Northern Sea Route Passage

Bermuda-based shipping company Teekay has taken delivery of the icebreaking LNG carrier Eduard Toll, which has now completed its first unescorted trip across the Northern Sea Route. Eduard Toll is the fourth of 15 Arc7 LNG carriers being built for Russia's $27 billion Yamal LNG project and Teekay’s first of six LNG newbuildings contracted to service the project. Over … [Read more...]

Teekay Teams Up with Wärtsilä on New Shuttle Tanker Design

Vancouver-based Teekay has teamed up with the Finnish technology company Wärtsilä to develop a new shuttle tanker concept with plans to construct at least four of the dual-fuel, next-generation shuttle tankers. The four newbuilds will be built at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in South Korea. Wärtsilä says the new concept will offer a new level of economic and … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: Teekay’s New Icebreaker LNG Carrier ‘Eduard Toll’

Teekay's first icebreaker LNG carrier, Eduard Toll, recently completed gas trials off the coast of South Korea. Construction of the Eduard Toll began in early 2016 at the DSME shipyard in South Korea. The vessel is the first of Teekay LNG Partners' six 172,000 cubic meter ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings to be constructed for the Yamal LNG project in the Russian … [Read more...]