How better data could dramatically improve Arctic shipping insurance

How better data could dramatically improve Arctic shipping insurance

Having functioning Arctic shipping insurance is a fundamental step toward safety and development in the Arctic. However, substantial uncertainty around polar maritime risk and...
US Navy plans to send surface vessels through the Arctic

US Navy plans to send surface vessels through the Arctic

The United States Navy is drawing up plans to send multiple surface vessels through the Arctic Ocean this summer, signaling a potential change in...
The mission to salvage a stranded Svalbard fishing vessel is on hold until August

The mission to salvage a stranded Svalbard fishing vessel is on...

Norwegian coastal authorities say it is safest to let a shrimp trawler stranded in the waters north of Svalbard since December 28 to remain in...
Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel will get $17 billion in Chinese investment

Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel will get $17 billion in Chinese investment

HELSINKI — A train tunnel linking Helsinki with Estonia's capital Tallinn has got a provisional 15 billion euros ($17 billion) in financing from China's...
Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the Northern Sea Route

Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the...

The Russian government has elaborated a set of rules for foreign naval vessels sailing on the Northern Sea Route, according to Izvestia. The newspaper has...
Moscow confirms go-ahead for giant nuclear icebreaker

Moscow confirms go-ahead for giant nuclear icebreaker

Last year, the Kremlin decreed that shipping along the Northern Sea Route should reach 80 million tons per year by 2024, and the easiest way to...
Kazakhstan looks to the Arctic for a new trade route

Kazakhstan looks to the Arctic for a new trade route

Kazakhstan aims to use the vast Ob-Irtysh river system to gain access the world’s oceans via the Arctic port of Sabetta. Russian President Vladimir...
Rosneft considers redirecting millions of tons of oil to Russia’s Arctic coast

Rosneft considers redirecting millions of tons of oil to Russia’s Arctic...

Russian oil giant Rosneft is considering building a 600-kilometer pipeline from its Vankor oil fields to the Kara Sea, according to media reports.A growing...
Two U.S. bills could advance American presence in the Arctic

Two U.S. bills could advance American presence in the Arctic

A pair of bills due to be introduced in Congress later this year could help strengthen the United States’ role in the Arctic, say...
The push to phase out heavy fuel oil in the Arctic continues

The push to phase out heavy fuel oil in the Arctic...

A renewed call went out last week to phase out the use of heavy fuel oil by ships in the Arctic from the International...