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...
A Northern Sea Route free from ice is busy with shipping

A Northern Sea Route free from ice is busy with shipping

In waters normally covered by thick ice, ships are today sailing easily and without escorts. Ice data from Russia’s Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute show that...
Russia’s Arctic LNG tanker completes Arctic passage without aid of icebreakers

Russia’s Arctic LNG tanker completes Arctic passage without aid of icebreakers

A Russian-owned tanker, built to traverse the frozen waters of the Arctic, completed a journey in record time from Europe to Asia this month,...
Korean company eyes container shipping along Russia’s Arctic coast

Korean company eyes container shipping along Russia’s Arctic coast

As Arctic ice reaches historical lows, Asian shipping companies are developing more interest in trans-shipments along the Northern Sea Route, the Russian Arctic connection between...
North American Arctic shipping forum to focus on Polar Code

North American Arctic shipping forum to focus on Polar Code

An Arctic shipping forum set for this this fall in Montreal will focus on the Polar Code and what consequences its entering into force has for...
As the Arctic Ocean thaws, ice blows west, helping Russia’s shipping ambitions

As the Arctic Ocean thaws, ice blows west, helping Russia’s shipping...

OSLO — Russian shipping in the Arctic is benefiting from winds that are driving the oldest and thickest sea ice towards North America, further opening a remote...
Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

LONDON —The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships' satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in...
Russia to set up Northern Sea Route agency

Russia to set up Northern Sea Route agency

A specialized organization for the development of the Northern Sea Route will be set up in Russia, according to Alexander Galushka, minister for the Development of the...
With more ships in the Arctic, fears of disaster rise

With more ships in the Arctic, fears of disaster rise

When the Crystal Serenity, a 1,000-passenger luxury liner, sails in August on a monthlong Arctic cruise through the Northwest Passage, it will have a...
More cargo finds way through Arctic waters, up Siberian rivers

More cargo finds way through Arctic waters, up Siberian rivers

Another 10 shiploads will soon be heading to Russia’s Arctic port of Sabetta and then sent thousands of kilometers up the river Ob for delivery near...