A Maersk container ship is about to embark on an historic Arctic transit

A Maersk container ship is about to embark on an historic...

Danish company Maersk, the world’s largest operator of container shipping, is about to send the first-ever container ship through the Arctic along Russia’s Northern...
US Coast Guard evaluates the environmental effects of new icebreakers

US Coast Guard evaluates the environmental effects of new icebreakers

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comment on its draft environmental impact statement on the design and construction of six polar-class icebreakers.The polar...
Novatek’s Yamal LNG project doubles its production capacity ahead of schedule

Novatek’s Yamal LNG project doubles its production capacity ahead of schedule

Russian natural gas major Novatek and its French partner Total announced the commissioning of the second production line at their Yamal Liquefied Natural Gas...
With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

Eight vessels from Russia's Northern Fleet vessels set sail from the fleet’s main base in Severomorsk on the Kola Peninsula Wednesday heading northeast on...
New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

Less than two months into his new job, Adm. Karl L. Schultz, the new commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, encountered a surprise. The...
Development begins on a new sea port in Russia’s remote Novaya Zemlya

Development begins on a new sea port in Russia’s remote Novaya...

Engineers have arrived in the Bezimyannaya Bay in the Russian Arctic archipelago of Novaya Zemlya to start preparations for a new port.A drilling rig...
Defense bill could keep plans for progress on a new US heavy polar icebreaker alive

Defense bill could keep plans for progress on a new US...

The National Defense Authorization Act passed by the Senate on Wednesday provides $716 billion for defense in fiscal year 2019 — and revives the prospect...
Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russian officials are considering bringing back an unusual vehicle from the late Cold War era to extend the nation's ability to protect infrastructure in...
What’s good for the Arctic may be bad for the North Atlantic, insurer warns

What’s good for the Arctic may be bad for the North...

The continued retreat of Arctic sea ice is making polar shipping an increasingly viable option for shippers, bringing with it potentially shorter distances between...
Foundation that discovered Franklin ship sets sights on exploring Canada’s Hudson Bay

Foundation that discovered Franklin ship sets sights on exploring Canada’s Hudson...

A new scientific research vessel will be prowling the waters of Canada’s Hudson Bay this summer.It’s the William Kennedy, a converted offshore crab fishing...