China looks to further its Arctic role by constructing Arc7 LNG carriers

China looks to further its Arctic role by constructing Arc7 LNG...

Last month Russia’s natural gas giant Novatek and its shipping partners took delivery of the last of fifteen ice-breaking Arc7 LNG carriers. These highly specialized...
In a last move as PM, Russia’s Medvedev secured funding for the first Lider-class icebreaker

In a last move as PM, Russia’s Medvedev secured funding for...

On January 15, the same day he delivered his resignation, former Russian Prim minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a resolution allocating 127 billion rubles (€1.85...
New Delhi confirms Indian stake in Rosneft’s new Arctic oil project

New Delhi confirms Indian stake in Rosneft’s new Arctic oil project

India's energy minister said Wednesday that there will be Indian participation in a major Arctic oil project to be developed in Russia’s remote Taymyr...
Nuclear icebreaker escorts on the Northern Sea Route went up 54 percent in 2019

Nuclear icebreaker escorts on the Northern Sea Route went up 54...

Nuclear-powered icebreakers in 2019 escorted at total of 510 vessels on the Northern Sea Route.According to Rosatomflot, the company managing Russia’s fleet of nuclear-powered...
New Nome port expansion plans add marine animal protections, but don’t increase depth

New Nome port expansion plans add marine animal protections, but don’t...

The latest draft of a feasibility study for expanding the port of Nome, a key port in the U.S. Arctic, narrows expansion options and includes...
Moscow adopts a 15-year grand plan for the Northern Sea Route

Moscow adopts a 15-year grand plan for the Northern Sea Route

By the year 2035, Russia plans to build at least 40 Arctic vessels, upgrade four regional airports, construct railways and seaports and facilitate a...
A Greenland shipper expands its Icelandic connections

A Greenland shipper expands its Icelandic connections

On-going changes to its shipping routes and the purchase of a new vessel will make it possible for Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line to increase...
New Senate legislation would require a greater U.S. Navy presence in the Arctic, more collaboration with Coast Guard

New Senate legislation would require a greater U.S. Navy presence in...

A new bill introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would require the Navy to have a greater presence in the Arctic, in collaboration...
Murmansk hopes for investment hike as it secures status as a free economic zone

Murmansk hopes for investment hike as it secures status as a...

Murmansk's governor says the city has secured tax benefits that are necessary for it to become the "Capital of the Arctic."Regional Governor Andrey Chibis...
The first electricity from Arctic Russia’s new floating nuclear power plant lights up Pevek — beginning with the Christmas tree

The first electricity from Arctic Russia’s new floating nuclear power plant...

At 11 a.m. Moscow Time on Thursday, the floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov delivered its first electricity to the grid in Pevek, Russia.And...