Researchers from Northern Norway and South Korea join efforts on the Northern Sea Route

Researchers from Northern Norway and South Korea join efforts on the...

How realistic is it to envision commercial traffic through the Northern Sea Route?A soon to be published book based on research from Norway and...
Tiksi infrastructure developments will help link shipping between Lena River, Arctic Ocean

Tiksi infrastructure developments will help link shipping between Lena River, Arctic...

As part of the Russian federal government’s development of so-called support zones along the nation's Arctic coast, a preliminary sum of five billion rubles (about...
China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launched the Xue Long 2 (雪龙2), which translates to “Snow Dragon,” in an elaborate ceremony at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai on Monday. The new...
2016 deal puts a value on Murmansk port

2016 deal puts a value on Murmansk port

Fertilisers producer Eurochem late 2016 sold a 25 percent stake in the Murmansk Commercial Sea Port to SUEK, the coal company.That deal is worth...
A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national security

A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national...

While cooperation has been a hallmark of Arctic relations between the United States and Russia, it is important to consider national security due to...
Finland president calls for Arctic Council to reduce black carbon emissions

Finland president calls for Arctic Council to reduce black carbon emissions

In a meeting Wednesday, Finland president Sauli Niinisto called on the Arctic Council to cut down on black carbon emissions in the region.According to...
Canada needs stricter grey water release rules for Arctic ships: WWF

Canada needs stricter grey water release rules for Arctic ships: WWF

The International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code, with strict new environmental rules for ships operating in the Arctic and Antarctic seas, comes into effect Jan....
Shipping firms say a heavy fuel oil ban would raise costs for Nunavut

Shipping firms say a heavy fuel oil ban would raise costs...

CAMBRIDGE BAY — Efforts to reduce and eventually ban the use of heavy fuel oil by Arctic vessels, proposed by Canada and the United Nations...
Ice services for navigators in Greenland will now come solely from satellite imagery

Ice services for navigators in Greenland will now come solely from...

Starting in November, the DMI, the Danish met office, will begin tracking ice on Greenland’s coastal waterways using satellites.The DMI’s ice service has been...
A ‘polar silk road’ forms the core of China’s first Arctic policy

A ‘polar silk road’ forms the core of China’s first Arctic...

BEIJING — China on Friday outlined its ambitions to extend President Xi Jinping's signature Belt and Road Initiative to the Arctic by developing shipping lanes...