Nome’s port is quieter in coronavirus summer, but ship activity continues

Nome’s port is quieter in coronavirus summer, but ship activity continues

This was to have been a banner year for cruise ship travel to Nome, the biggest city in Alaska's Bering Strait region. At least...
China’s new icebreaker sets course for its first Arctic voyage

China’s new icebreaker sets course for its first Arctic voyage

China's new icebreaker Xue Long 2 left its home port of Shanghai earlier this week on a 12,000-nautical-mile voyage — its first ever to...
The US may be looking to acquire 10 more icebreakers — possibly from Finland

The US may be looking to acquire 10 more icebreakers —...

In comments made during a visit to the U.S. Southern Command on Friday U.S. President Donald Trump announced  that the U.S. is looking to acquire...
Russian Arctic shipments to Asia grow slightly, as LNG carriers deliver to eastern markets

Russian Arctic shipments to Asia grow slightly, as LNG carriers deliver...

Shipments on the Northern Sea Route continue to increase, despite a global pandemic and world economic meltdown. In the first half of 2020, the...
Greenland gold miner AEX Gold eyes London listing

Greenland gold miner AEX Gold eyes London listing

JOHANNESBURG — AEX Gold, a gold exploration and mining company focused on Greenland, said on Tuesday it plans an initial public offering in London...
Despite COVID-19, Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 project remains on schedule

Despite COVID-19, Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 project remains on schedule

Russian natural gas giant Novatek remains optimistic that its largest and newest liquefied natural gas project, Arctic LNG 2, is on track to begin...
Russia won’t extend the Northern Sea Route to include the Barents Sea

Russia won’t extend the Northern Sea Route to include the Barents...

Russia's Arctic Commission last week declined a proposal to extend the range of the Northern Sea Route to the Barents Sea.The shipping route as currently...
Nunavut’s economy is likely to grow this year, despite the pandemic, a new report says

Nunavut’s economy is likely to grow this year, despite the pandemic,...

The Conference Board of Canada expects Nunavut’s economy to continue to grow this year, despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.That’s in contrast to...
Train traffic resumes as Murmansk reconnects with rail grid

Train traffic resumes as Murmansk reconnects with rail grid

Murmansk Governor Andrey Chibis announced on Friday that a bypass connection had successfully been completed and that trains again had started to move towards...
Canadian Coast Guard seeks COVID-19 tests for crew before Arctic operations begin

Canadian Coast Guard seeks COVID-19 tests for crew before Arctic operations...

COVID-19 prevention will be the “key focus” when the Canadian Coast Guard officially starts its icebreaking operations in the Arctic on June 22, its...