Arctia CEO steps down after a merger, slowdown in international operations

Arctia CEO steps down after a merger, slowdown in international operations

Finnish icebreaking firm Arctia has replaced Tero Vauraste as its CEO in connection with a merger that will see the company broaden its offerings...
With new technology, it’s full-speed astern for polar shippers

With new technology, it’s full-speed astern for polar shippers

When trying to get something to or from ice-filled waters, shippers have traditionally had several options at their disposal, all of which require some...
Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Welcome to Canada, CCGS Capt. Molly Kool: On Dec. 14, the retrofitted and repainted ice-class tug from Norway became the first addition to the...
Russia presents an ambitious 5-year plan for Arctic investment

Russia presents an ambitious 5-year plan for Arctic investment

Russia plans to invest some 5.5 trillion rubles (about €72 billion, or $82 billion) on regional infrastructure and natural resource development in the Arctic...
Novatek’s CEO warns of U.S. pressure against LNG transfer operations in Norway

Novatek’s CEO warns of U.S. pressure against LNG transfer operations in...

There is big politics in the air over Honningsvåg, the Norwegian Arctic town that now is hosting the grand ship-to-ship reloading scheme of Russian...
U.S. Coast Guard chief optimistic about icebreaker ship funding

U.S. Coast Guard chief optimistic about icebreaker ship funding

WASHINGTON — The United States may soon get funding for a new heavy icebreaker ship, the head of the U.S. Coast Guard said on...
Arctic search-and-rescue efforts need better training, more Inuktut, Canadian Senate report says

Arctic search-and-rescue efforts need better training, more Inuktut, Canadian Senate report...

Maritime search-and-rescue efforts in the Canadian Arctic need upgrades to radio communication systems, better training for volunteers and more Inuktut-speaking Coast Guard staff, a...
All aboard: Tickets go on sale for Finland-Estonia train tunnel, yet to be built

All aboard: Tickets go on sale for Finland-Estonia train tunnel, yet...

HELSINKI — Despite no tunnel and no government or European Union backing, passengers can now buy tickets for trips through what would be the...
Many questions remain on proposed Arctic rail link

Many questions remain on proposed Arctic rail link

In recent years, Finland has proposed the construction of a railway from Kirkenes, Norway to Rovaniemi, Finland, a proposal that was well received on...
Traffic on Northern Sea Route doubles as Russia aims to reduce ice-class requirements

Traffic on Northern Sea Route doubles as Russia aims to reduce...

Shipping traffic on Russia’s Northern Sea Route reached another milestone, surpassing 15 million tons of cargo during the first eleven months of the year....