World’s first LNG icebreaker set to go into service

World’s first LNG icebreaker set to go into service

The world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker will be unveiled on Monday, Oct. 31 in Helsinki, and will be ready for service by Nov 1.IB Polaris joined the fleet of...
In visit to shipping regulator, Arctic indigenous groups call for end to heavy fuel oil in the region

In visit to shipping regulator, Arctic indigenous groups call for end...

Keep the Arctic cold and clean by cutting out heavy shipping fuels: that’s the message from a coalition of environmental advocacy groups and indigenous...
Conservation groups renew push for an IMO ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Conservation groups renew push for an IMO ban on heavy fuel...

Officially, heavy fuel oil is not on the agenda for the current meeting of the International Maritime Organisation’s Marine Environment Protection Committee which began...
With backing of Chinese investors, Arkhangelsk region to get new deep-water port

With backing of Chinese investors, Arkhangelsk region to get new deep-water...

Newly established Arctic Transport and Industrial Centre Arkhangelsk has signed an agreement of intent with the Beijing based Poly International Holding Co. on construction...
Russia’s Yamal region moves forward on massive rail infrastructure project

Russia’s Yamal region moves forward on massive rail infrastructure project

A major Arctic infrastructure project takes a leap forward as Governor of the Russian Yamal-Nenets region Dmitry Kobylkin this week signed a deal with...
Alaska Governor nominates US Arctic waters for offshore oil and gas leasing

Alaska Governor nominates US Arctic waters for offshore oil and gas...

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has nominated the two seas covering the Arctic Ocean’s U.S. continental shelf for inclusion in the federal government’s five-year offshore leasing program,...
Hurtigruten to name two new expedition ships after polar explorers

Hurtigruten to name two new expedition ships after polar explorers

Norwegian company Hurtigruten's two new expedition ships built with hybrid technology will be named MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen after two of...
Northern Sweden winds will power Google

Northern Sweden winds will power Google

Investment firm Aquila Capital confirms that it has acquired the 148 MW capacity Lehtirova wind power project in northern Sweden and that most of...
Arctic Business Council summit to take place in Tromsø

Arctic Business Council summit to take place in Tromsø

An exclusive business forum plans to meet in January during the annual Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway.The Arctic Business Conference was originally planned...
Environmental groups file groundbreaking lawsuit against Norway over Arctic oil drilling

Environmental groups file groundbreaking lawsuit against Norway over Arctic oil drilling

Environmental groups Nature and Youth and Greenpeace filed a lawsuit Tuesday, arguing that Barents Sea oil must remain in ground if Norway is to fulfill...