A ‘polar silk road’ forms the core of China’s first Arctic policy

A ‘polar silk road’ forms the core of China’s first Arctic...

BEIJING — China on Friday outlined its ambitions to extend President Xi Jinping's signature Belt and Road Initiative to the Arctic by developing shipping lanes...
Arctic seaports bustle as shipping on Northern Sea Route reaches new high

Arctic seaports bustle as shipping on Northern Sea Route reaches new...

Figures from the Association of Russian Sea Ports show that the Russian Arctic seaports in 2017 handled a total of 74.2 million tons, an increase...
Canada updates Arctic shipping rules, but still allows cheap and dirty fuel

Canada updates Arctic shipping rules, but still allows cheap and dirty...

You won’t find any mention of heavy fuel oil, or HFO, pollutants in the new Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act regulations that came into effect...
Russian legislators ban foreign shipments of oil, natural gas and coal along Northern Sea Route

Russian legislators ban foreign shipments of oil, natural gas and coal...

Russian lawmakers have passed legislation earlier this month banning most fossil fuel shipments along the Arctic shipping route that links the nation's Pacific coast...
Rosatom will get responsibility for Northern Sea Route

Rosatom will get responsibility for Northern Sea Route

Russian Deputy Prime Minister and head of the country’s Arctic Commission Dmitry Rogozin this week confirmed that he intends to give Rosatom the role...
Euro parliament continues push for Arctic HFO ban

Euro parliament continues push for Arctic HFO ban

The European Union should be prepared to take unilateral action to outlaw the use of highly polluting heavy fuel oils in the Arctic, the...
Putin proposes nationalizing Northern Sea Route petroleum shipments

Putin proposes nationalizing Northern Sea Route petroleum shipments

In a meeting last week devoted to the development of Russia’s new major Zvezda shipyard, Russian President Vladimir Putin made clear that measures are needed to...
Russia appears close to finalizing a reorganization of the Northern Sea Route under Rosatom

Russia appears close to finalizing a reorganization of the Northern Sea...

The Russian government appears to be close to finalizing its decision to reorganize Northern Sea Route competencies. Under the new structure Rosatom, a state...
South Korea, Russia discuss closer cooperation on Arctic shipping

South Korea, Russia discuss closer cooperation on Arctic shipping

Calculation of needed investments and possible income for an Arctic container line along the Northern Sea Route was highlighted at Monday’s meeting between Russia’s...
Dozens of vessels violate safety rules on Northern Sea Route

Dozens of vessels violate safety rules on Northern Sea Route

During the first ten months of 2017, the Russian Northern Sea Route Administration recorded 88 violations of its Rules of Navigation committed by 84...