Northern Sea Route icebreaker escorts are up by 100 percent

Northern Sea Route icebreaker escorts are up by 100 percent

Russia’s nuclear-powered icebreakers have been busy on Northern Sea Route lately.In 2016, a total of 420 vessels loaded with 5.29 million tons of cargo were...
US Coast Guard will get some icebreaker design help from Canada

US Coast Guard will get some icebreaker design help from Canada

Mention icebreakers in a North American context, and most people will think of the U.S. After decades of inattention, America is down to two icebreakers powerful...
Researchers find growing piles of trash on the Arctic seabed

Researchers find growing piles of trash on the Arctic seabed

The Arctic’s growing tourism and shipping industry might not just bring more cash: it could bring more trash.That’s according to a team of German...
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...