A passing icebreaker rescues lost beluga recordings from Arctic sea ice

A passing icebreaker rescues lost beluga recordings from Arctic sea ice

A passing icebreaker managed to rescue lost recordings of beluga whale songs in Canadian Arctic waters last month. Belugas are well-known for their vocalizations, and...
Iceland’s proposed new container port creates controversy

Iceland’s proposed new container port creates controversy

A proposed new deepwater port and shipping hub in northeast Iceland has stirred up controversy. Icelandic Minister for the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, who in...
Russia’s Northern Sea Route sees record cargo volume in 2018

Russia’s Northern Sea Route sees record cargo volume in 2018

Russia’s Northern Sea Route saw another record-setting year in 2018 as 18 million tons of cargo traveled along the country’s Arctic coastline. This compares...
In a last move as PM, Russia’s Medvedev secured funding for the first Lider-class icebreaker

In a last move as PM, Russia’s Medvedev secured funding for...

On January 15, the same day he delivered his resignation, former Russian Prim minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a resolution allocating 127 billion rubles (€1.85...
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...
Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line faces criticism for plans to use heavy fuel oil until 2029

Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line faces criticism for plans to use heavy...

Last week the International Maritime Organization agreed on a draft regulation to phase out the use and carriage of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) in the...
Novatek will be allowed to operate foreign LNG Carriers on the Northern Sea Route

Novatek will be allowed to operate foreign LNG Carriers on the...

Natural gas company Novatek was granted an exemption from a new law banning foreign-flagged oil and gas carriers from the Northern Sea Route. The...
NOAA plans to test Saildrones for Arctic Ocean mapping

NOAA plans to test Saildrones for Arctic Ocean mapping

The Arctic Ocean is expected to see a rise in traffic as ice melts and seas warm. Yet according to some estimates, only 4.7...
Nike, other retailers vow not to use Arctic shipping routes

Nike, other retailers vow not to use Arctic shipping routes

Nike recently teamed up with the Ocean Conservancy in a pledge not to use Arctic shipping routes, citing both safety and environmental concerns about...
Shipping noises can disrupt Arctic cod behavior, new research finds

Shipping noises can disrupt Arctic cod behavior, new research finds

As shipping increases in the Arctic, it is changing Arctic cod behavior, new research shows, and those changes could have profound effects on the...