Baffinland says focus now is on keeping Mary River mine open

Baffinland says focus now is on keeping Mary River mine open

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. isn’t saying if it will shut down its Mary River mine, following the federal government’s rejection of its expansion plans...
Canadian federal minister rejects Nunavut mine expansion

Canadian federal minister rejects Nunavut mine expansion

Federal Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal has rejected Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s plan to build a railroad and double its annual shipping output from...
One year after an Arctic shipping crisis, there is again early ice on Northern Sea Route

One year after an Arctic shipping crisis, there is again early...

Late fall 2021 was dramatic for sailors and shipping companies operating in the Russian Arctic. An early and quick freeze of the remote waters...
China’s biggest heavy-lift carrier sails into Kola Bay

China’s biggest heavy-lift carrier sails into Kola Bay

Locals in Murmansk are used to big ships and busy shipping. But the Xin Guang Hua probably attracted people’s attention as it sailed into...
A fresh shipment ends Sanikiluaq’s fuel shortage

A fresh shipment ends Sanikiluaq’s fuel shortage

A new shipment of fuel has arrived in Sanikiluaq. Hudson Bay MLA Daniel Qavvik told Nunatsiaq News the shipment arrived Sunday. The community had been...
For isolated Russia, Arctic shipping lanes hold new allure

For isolated Russia, Arctic shipping lanes hold new allure

With export corridors under pressure, Russia should look towards the Northern Sea Route, Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Novak says. “With the new and unprecedented pressure...
Russian Arctic coal is looking for way out of sanctions

Russian Arctic coal is looking for way out of sanctions

The launch of coal mining at the far northern Taymyr Peninsula was to lead to a boost in exports through the Northern Sea Route....
China will not recognize an Arctic Council without Russia, envoy says

China will not recognize an Arctic Council without Russia, envoy says

REYKJAVIK — China does not recognize the legitimacy of the limited resumption of the Arctic Council, and the nation will continue collaborating with Russia...
Finland launches study of an east-west railway in the North

Finland launches study of an east-west railway in the North

Regional authorities are examining a new rail link in Northern Finland — including a with possible extension via northern Sweden to Norway’s port of...
Climate change likely extending Alaska cruise season, says Norwegian Cruise CEO

Climate change likely extending Alaska cruise season, says Norwegian Cruise CEO

Climate change may be playing a role in extending the Alaska cruise season, potentially opening up new revenue opportunities for the industry, Norwegian Cruise...