World’s first LNG icebreaker set to go into service

World’s first LNG icebreaker set to go into service

The world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker will be unveiled on Monday, Oct. 31 in Helsinki, and will be ready for service by Nov 1.IB Polaris joined the fleet of...
Murkowski says Alaska has a lot to offer the Arctic — but the US can’t be complacent

Murkowski says Alaska has a lot to offer the Arctic —...

Alaska's senior U.S. senator, Lisa Murkowski, sat down with ArcticToday Publisher Alice Rogoff on the sidelines of the 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik,...
A call to phase HFO out of the Arctic tops list of AFN recommendations

A call to phase HFO out of the Arctic tops list...

In their annual convention in Anchorage, delegates to the Alaska Federation of Natives passed resolutions urging better protection of the Arctic marine environment, a...
Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

On a July evening three years ago, the 380-foot Finnish icebreaker Fennica headed out from Dutch Harbor shortly before 11 p.m., bound for the...
Recent developments send mixed signals about the future of Arctic shipping

Recent developments send mixed signals about the future of Arctic shipping

On March 8, “decision-makers” in the shipping industry will gather in Montréal for the 10th Arctic Shipping Summit. Despite this being only early March,...
Hurtigruten puts Arctic cruise operations on hold, but two ships will sail supplies

Hurtigruten puts Arctic cruise operations on hold, but two ships will...

The northern cruise industry is sailing into deeply troublesome waters as the peak season for the Arctic voyages is only a few months away.Passengers...
Akademik Ioffe grounding prompts Nunavut legislator to call for better safeguards

Akademik Ioffe grounding prompts Nunavut legislator to call for better safeguards

The Nunavut MLA who represents Kugaaruk, Emiliano Qirngnuq, is worried about the risks associated with Arctic cruise ship tourism.Qirngnuq’s concerns are prompted by the...
A Chinese company will supply lithium to Northvolt’s northern Sweden plant

A Chinese company will supply lithium to Northvolt’s northern Sweden plant

BEIJING — China's Tianqi Lithium Corp, one of the world's biggest lithium producers, said on Tuesday that its Australian unit had signed a long-term...
Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russian officials are considering bringing back an unusual vehicle from the late Cold War era to extend the nation's ability to protect infrastructure in...
Squeaky-green cruise ship company says dead fish can breathe life into carbon-free goals

Squeaky-green cruise ship company says dead fish can breathe life into...

Norway’s Hurtigruten, operator of that country’s iconic coastal ferry and the world’s largest expedition cruise line, is hoping dead fish will prove a selling...