New figures reveal busy shipping season on Northern Sea Route

New figures reveal busy shipping season on Northern Sea Route

New information revealed at the 2017 Arctic Shipping Forum held last week in Helsinki, Finland, highlights a plethora of activities on the Northern Sea...
Alaska Senators Murkowski and Sullivan say no to Coast Guard cuts proposed by White House

Alaska Senators Murkowski and Sullivan say no to Coast Guard cuts...

WASHINGTON -- Alaska’s Republican senators won’t support proposed major budget cuts for the U.S. Coast Guard, they told the White House Office of Management...
US Coast Guard awards $20 million in icebreaker design contracts

US Coast Guard awards $20 million in icebreaker design contracts

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded $20 million in fixed contracts to five American shipbuilders to design and analyze the service’s next generation of...
Russia expands military transport fleet to move troops long distances

Russia expands military transport fleet to move troops long distances

MOSCOW — Russia is urgently expanding its military support fleet to include more long-range ships to improve its ability to move troops and hardware to...
Recent developments send mixed signals about the future of Arctic shipping

Recent developments send mixed signals about the future of Arctic shipping

On March 8, “decision-makers” in the shipping industry will gather in Montréal for the 10th Arctic Shipping Summit. Despite this being only early March,...
Despite potential, shipments from Europe to Asia transiting the Northern Sea Route remain rare

Despite potential, shipments from Europe to Asia transiting the Northern Sea...

Russia is building new Arctic infrastructure and bases, and promotes the Arctic shipping route as an upcoming alternative to the Suez Canal. But there...
Russia’s nuclear icebreaker program runs into delays

Russia’s nuclear icebreaker program runs into delays

The construction of Russia’s first LK-60 nuclear icebreaker, the Arktika, might be at least a year delayed following troubles at the Baltic Yard in...
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...