Transport Canada, Coast Guard take control of stricken cruise ship

Transport Canada, Coast Guard take control of stricken cruise ship

The Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada have taken control of the damaged adventure cruise ship Akademik Ioffe and are preparing to develop a...
Russia’s nuclear icebreaker program runs into delays

Russia’s nuclear icebreaker program runs into delays

The construction of Russia’s first LK-60 nuclear icebreaker, the Arktika, might be at least a year delayed following troubles at the Baltic Yard in...
Can the US benefit from Finland and Russia’s icebreaker expertise?

Can the US benefit from Finland and Russia’s icebreaker expertise?

Finland, the world leader in icebreaker design and construction, could help pull the United States out of its icebreaker crisis, a diplomat said at...
Nunavut review board greenlights port projects

Nunavut review board greenlights port projects

The Nunavut Impact Review Board says three Baffin-based marine infrastructure projects should get the go-ahead to proceed, subject to terms and conditions set out...
With all eyes on China, Singapore makes its own Arctic moves

With all eyes on China, Singapore makes its own Arctic moves

Asian states are becoming increasingly interested and involved in the Arctic region. This signal was sent in 2013 when four Asian states were admitted...
Study finds record amount of microplastics in Arctic sea ice

Study finds record amount of microplastics in Arctic sea ice

The Arctic may be thousands of miles from the planet's largest cities and fastest booming populations, but that doesn’t mean it’s free of human...
Northern Sea Route icebreaker escorts are up by 100 percent

Northern Sea Route icebreaker escorts are up by 100 percent

Russia’s nuclear-powered icebreakers have been busy on Northern Sea Route lately.In 2016, a total of 420 vessels loaded with 5.29 million tons of cargo were...
Nunavut communities want safe shipping corridors, more surveillance

Nunavut communities want safe shipping corridors, more surveillance

Two more Nunavut communities say they support the creation of low-impact shipping corridors in Canada’s Arctic water to protect their lifestyle and wildlife.For ship...
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...
Arctic seaports bustle as shipping on Northern Sea Route reaches new high

Arctic seaports bustle as shipping on Northern Sea Route reaches new...

Figures from the Association of Russian Sea Ports show that the Russian Arctic seaports in 2017 handled a total of 74.2 million tons, an increase...