With Arctic sea ice near its annual low, the Northern Sea Route is at its busiest

With Arctic sea ice near its annual low, the Northern Sea...

At least six top ice class Arc7 tankers were sailing on the eastern part of the Northern Sea Route during the last days of...
U.S. sanctions on COSCO hit LNG tankers in Russia’s Arctic

U.S. sanctions on COSCO hit LNG tankers in Russia’s Arctic

LONDON — U.S. sanctions on two units of Chinese shipper COSCO hit the liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker industry on Monday as U.S.-listed Teekay...
Nunavut mine clarifies its Northwest Passage shipping plans

Nunavut mine clarifies its Northwest Passage shipping plans

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. says it has no firm plans to ship iron ore through the Northwest Passage, but may seek the advice of...
The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a visa-free regime at Franz Josef Land

The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a...

Today, tourists choose Iceland or Svalbard to get Arctic experiences. But if a special customs control zone is established in the Franz Josef Land,...
UK royals give ‘Boaty McBoatface’ polar research ship its official name

UK royals give ‘Boaty McBoatface’ polar research ship its official name

BIRKENHEAD, England — Prince William and his wife Kate formally named a new British polar research ship "Sir David Attenborough" on Thursday, a more...
As an international expedition enters Russian Arctic waters, military activity in the area is high

As an international expedition enters Russian Arctic waters, military activity in...

The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (or MOSAiC), the largest-ever expedition of its kind, set sail Friday from Tromsø, Norway...
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...
Russian Arctic ports see big growth

Russian Arctic ports see big growth

Nearly all major ports along Russia’s Arctic coast are experiencing a significant increase in goods volumes, according to new figures released earlier this month.In...
Already the world’s largest, a Russian icebreaker fleet is set to expand

Already the world’s largest, a Russian icebreaker fleet is set to...

Rosmorport, the enterprise responsible for Russian seaport and maritime infrastructure development today has a fleet of 36 icebreaking vessels. That's the biggest fleet of...
A new Arctic Council project aims to trace how plastics travel in the Arctic

A new Arctic Council project aims to trace how plastics travel...

Iceland’s minister for the environment and natural resources, Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, tossed a yellow-and-white plastic bottle from a coast guard vessel near Iceland last...