France’s Ponant announces the first purpose-built luxury cruise ship to take tourists to the North Pole

France’s Ponant announces the first purpose-built luxury cruise ship to take...

The French luxury expedition operator Ponant has signed contract with Vard Søviknes yard in Norway to build the world’s first non-nuclear cruise ship to...
Why a South Korean shipping group has just become the first non-Arctic member of the Arctic Economic Council

Why a South Korean shipping group has just become the first...

A South Korean shipping association has become the first non-Arctic member of the Arctic Economic Council, underscoring Seoul’s efforts to establish an Arctic economic...
First Yamal LNG shipment means a new era of shipping on Russia’s Northern Sea Route

First Yamal LNG shipment means a new era of shipping on...

The first shipment of LNG from Sabetta on Friday marks the onset of a period of big growth in Russian Arctic shipping.The Christophe de...
Rosatom will get responsibility for Northern Sea Route

Rosatom will get responsibility for Northern Sea Route

Russian Deputy Prime Minister and head of the country’s Arctic Commission Dmitry Rogozin this week confirmed that he intends to give Rosatom the role...
While ANWR fight grabs headlines, a different part of Alaska’s Arctic is seeing a burst in oil exploration

While ANWR fight grabs headlines, a different part of Alaska’s Arctic...

While debate is focused on a controversial budget measure to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a more accessible oil and...
New license round reveals a declining interest in Norway’s Arctic oil

New license round reveals a declining interest in Norway’s Arctic oil

As Statoil on Tuesday presented its development plans for Johan Castberg, the oil field in the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy...
Statoil announces massive investment in its northernmost oil field

Statoil announces massive investment in its northernmost oil field

After years of hesitation, consideration and re-consideration, the Norwegian oil company Tuesday announced that the Arctic oil project will become reality.The Johan Castberg will be...
Hurtigruten will sail to Russia’s Arctic, Northwest Passage

Hurtigruten will sail to Russia’s Arctic, Northwest Passage

Hurtigruten, the ships traditionally sailing along the Norwegian coast between Bergen and Kirkenes, will in 2019 continue its Arctic expansion, including sailing the Northwest...
Rosneft wants a new Arctic hub and pipeline

Rosneft wants a new Arctic hub and pipeline

Russia's state oil company Rosneft is continuing to work toward an Arctic hub on the Pechora Sea coast.Indiga is the place for an oil terminal and a...
Euro parliament continues push for Arctic HFO ban

Euro parliament continues push for Arctic HFO ban

The European Union should be prepared to take unilateral action to outlaw the use of highly polluting heavy fuel oils in the Arctic, the...