Canadian Arctic icebreaking and sealift season starts early

Canadian Arctic icebreaking and sealift season starts early

The Canadian Coast Guard’s Arctic season is off to one of its earliest starts in 55 years.But the icebreaking service will send in one...
Shipping industry, Arctic nations launch new Arctic shipping forum

Shipping industry, Arctic nations launch new Arctic shipping forum

The shipping industry and the member states of the Arctic Council have established a new forum for shipping in the Arctic.The first meeting of...
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...
Amid decline in regional freight, a new shipping company opens in Arkhangelsk

Amid decline in regional freight, a new shipping company opens in...

A fleet of six ships, all of them with ice classification, are now run from the company headquarters in Arkhangelsk. Recently, the fleet was...
Arctic shipping may soon become more broadly feasible — for a price

Arctic shipping may soon become more broadly feasible — for a...

As global warming melts sea ice across the Arctic, shipping routes once thought impossible — including directly over the North Pole — may open...
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...
Alaska Senators Murkowski and Sullivan say no to Coast Guard cuts proposed by White House

Alaska Senators Murkowski and Sullivan say no to Coast Guard cuts...

WASHINGTON -- Alaska’s Republican senators won’t support proposed major budget cuts for the U.S. Coast Guard, they told the White House Office of Management...
US Coast Guard awards $20 million in icebreaker design contracts

US Coast Guard awards $20 million in icebreaker design contracts

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded $20 million in fixed contracts to five American shipbuilders to design and analyze the service’s next generation of...
Russia expands military transport fleet to move troops long distances

Russia expands military transport fleet to move troops long distances

MOSCOW — Russia is urgently expanding its military support fleet to include more long-range ships to improve its ability to move troops and hardware to...
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,...