Shipping

A 100-year-old sailing ship is about to embark on an historic Arctic voyage

A 100-year-old sailing ship is about to embark on an historic...

It will be a voyage quite out of the ordinary for the crew that sets out from Vladivostok on August 18 with course for...
Murmansk hopes for investment hike as it secures status as a free economic zone

Murmansk hopes for investment hike as it secures status as a...

Murmansk's governor says the city has secured tax benefits that are necessary for it to become the "Capital of the Arctic." Regional Governor Andrey Chibis...
Canadian Coast Guard wraps up an Arctic season scaled back because of COVID-19

Canadian Coast Guard wraps up an Arctic season scaled back because...

With the freeze-up progressing throughout the Arctic, all Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers have now left northern waters. The coast guard completed its 2020 Arctic operational...
Novatek and Tschudi set to begin ship-to-ship transfers of Yamal LNG in Norwegian waters

Novatek and Tschudi set to begin ship-to-ship transfers of Yamal LNG...

Norwegian shipping company Tschudi, which operates a logistics base in Kirkenes, has been contracted to develop a temporary reloading area where gas bound for...
New figures reveal busy shipping season on Northern Sea Route

New figures reveal busy shipping season on Northern Sea Route

New information revealed at the 2017 Arctic Shipping Forum held last week in Helsinki, Finland, highlights a plethora of activities on the Northern Sea...
New satellite images show the speed and extent of Russia’s Arctic development

New satellite images show the speed and extent of Russia’s Arctic...

Russia continues to pursue its security and economic interests above the Arctic Circle and new satellite imagery collected by High North News shows the...
Two aging oil tankers are breaking their way through Arctic sea ice

Two aging oil tankers are breaking their way through Arctic sea...

The oil tanker Svaytoy Petr set out for Arctic waters from the far eastern Russian port of Petropavlovsk on June 23. About 14 days...
Nunavut Impact Review Board extends final hearing on controversial mine expansion

Nunavut Impact Review Board extends final hearing on controversial mine expansion

The Nunavut Impact Review Board has agreed to extend its final hearing on Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s plans to expand its Mary River mine...
Russia’s Zvezda yard, Rosneft and Rosmorport reach new icebreaker deal

Russia’s Zvezda yard, Rosneft and Rosmorport reach new icebreaker deal

A deal has been struck between Rosneft, the Zvezda yard and federal port development company Rosmorport which includes the construction of an icebreaker. The agreement...
The first electricity from Arctic Russia’s new floating nuclear power plant lights up Pevek — beginning with the Christmas tree

The first electricity from Arctic Russia’s new floating nuclear power plant...

At 11 a.m. Moscow Time on Thursday, the floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov delivered its first electricity to the grid in Pevek, Russia. And...
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