Russian state-owned ships are now subject to Northern Sea Route general regulations

Russian state-owned ships are now subject to Northern Sea Route general...

An amendment to Russia's federal Merchant Shipping Code now subjects all state-owned vessels, including military vessels and military support vessels, to general shipping regulations for the Northern...
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...
Historic convoy trapped in ice near Arctic outpost

Historic convoy trapped in ice near Arctic outpost

A historic convoy traveling along Russia's Arctic coast to Pevek has become stranded by ice. Three vessels, among them an icebreaker, might not get loose before...
EU wants ban on heavy fuel in Arctic

EU wants ban on heavy fuel in Arctic

In a resolution adopted on Tuesday by 111 votes to 8, with 1 abstention, Members of the European Parliament’s Committees on Foreign Affairs and...
Push is on to get dirty heavy fuel oil out of Arctic shipping

Push is on to get dirty heavy fuel oil out of...

A major Norwegian cruise ship operator has joined international environmental organizations in their call for a ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping.They’re...
Two new Arctic emergency centers to open along Northern Sea Route

Two new Arctic emergency centers to open along Northern Sea Route

Russia announced plans to open two additional emergency rescue centers along the Northern Sea Route. The new centers will be located in Pevek and...
Greenland shipper won’t be allowed out of Danish port contract early

Greenland shipper won’t be allowed out of Danish port contract early

Royal Arctic Line, a Greenlandic ocean-going shipper, will not be given permission to break its contract with the Port of Aalborg, Denmark, early, port...
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...
World’s first icebreaking LNG tanker starts sea trials

World’s first icebreaking LNG tanker starts sea trials

The Christophe de Margerie, the first ever icebreaking LNG tanker has docked in Zeebrugge, Belgium, where it is to undergo testing ahead of its...
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...