Port of Tiksi, linking Lena River to Northern Sea Route, sees a bright future

Port of Tiksi, linking Lena River to Northern Sea Route, sees...

Regional authorities say planned investments in the Port of Tiksi, in the Sakha Republic, will allow it to handle annual goods volumes up 300,000...
Nunavut aims to build on cruise ship market

Nunavut aims to build on cruise ship market

A “landmark year for cruise tourism development in Nunavut”—that’s how Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Nunavut’s minister of Economic Development and Transportation, views 2016.About 4,600 cruise passengers...
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...
In visit to shipping regulator, Arctic indigenous groups call for end to heavy fuel oil in the region

In visit to shipping regulator, Arctic indigenous groups call for end...

Keep the Arctic cold and clean by cutting out heavy shipping fuels: that’s the message from a coalition of environmental advocacy groups and indigenous...
Conservation groups renew push for an IMO ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Conservation groups renew push for an IMO ban on heavy fuel...

Officially, heavy fuel oil is not on the agenda for the current meeting of the International Maritime Organisation’s Marine Environment Protection Committee which began...
With backing of Chinese investors, Arkhangelsk region to get new deep-water port

With backing of Chinese investors, Arkhangelsk region to get new deep-water...

Newly established Arctic Transport and Industrial Centre Arkhangelsk has signed an agreement of intent with the Beijing based Poly International Holding Co. on construction...
Hurtigruten to name two new expedition ships after polar explorers

Hurtigruten to name two new expedition ships after polar explorers

Norwegian company Hurtigruten's two new expedition ships built with hybrid technology will be named MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen after two of...
COSCO will send 5 ships on Northern Sea Route in 2016

COSCO will send 5 ships on Northern Sea Route in 2016

Speaking at the Arctic Circle conference in Reykjavik, China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) Executive Vice President Ding Nong confirmed that his company’s operations along...
Uncharted waters: Mega cruise ships sail the Arctic

Uncharted waters: Mega cruise ships sail the Arctic

SVALBARD, Norway -- A surge in Arctic tourism is bringing ever bigger cruise ships to the formerly isolated, ice-bound region, prompting calls for a clamp-down to...
Greenland shipper plans to break Danish port contract

Greenland shipper plans to break Danish port contract

Long goodbyes are turning out not to be Verner Hammeken’s specialty. Since taking over as managing director of Royal Arctic Line, Greenland’s nationally controlled...