Nunavut review board greenlights port projects

Nunavut review board greenlights port projects

The Nunavut Impact Review Board says three Baffin-based marine infrastructure projects should get the go-ahead to proceed, subject to terms and conditions set out...
Nuuk’s new port facility is open for business

Nuuk’s new port facility is open for business

After almost a year’s worth of delays, Nuuk’s new port facility officially opened to traffic on Friday.Originally slated to open last November, the opening...
China is building its second icebreaker domestically

China is building its second icebreaker domestically

As China’s one and only icebreaker - the «Xuelong» (Snow Dragon) returns from this year’s comprehensive Arctic voyage, the country presents the name of...
Chinese company COSCO confirms interest in trans-Arctic shipping to Arkhangelsk

Chinese company COSCO confirms interest in trans-Arctic shipping to Arkhangelsk

The development of deep water port on the Northern Dvina River could enable China's COSCO to bring in big-tonnage ships to Arkhangelsk, the company says."This project...
WWF says Canada’s new Arctic shipping regulations cut corners

WWF says Canada’s new Arctic shipping regulations cut corners

As the deadline fast approaches for public comment on Canada’s new Polar Code-compliant shipping regulations, an environmental organization is asking Transport Canada for amendments...
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...