Novatek teams up with Chinese partner for Arctic shipping

Novatek teams up with Chinese partner for Arctic shipping

Russia’s Arctic producer of liquid natural gas, Novatek, will conclude an agreement with the world’s fourth-largest shipping company, COSCO, when now establishing a dedicated...
China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launched the Xue Long 2 (雪龙2), which translates to “Snow Dragon,” in an elaborate ceremony at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai on Monday. The new...
Canadian navy preps for the perils of iceberg alley

Canadian navy preps for the perils of iceberg alley

The watch crew standing on the bridge of the HMCS Charlottetown hold on tight on Sept. 2 and brace themselves against the shock of...
Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

On a July evening three years ago, the 380-foot Finnish icebreaker Fennica headed out from Dutch Harbor shortly before 11 p.m., bound for the...
Canada’s Navy hones its oil-spill response skills in Arctic waters

Canada’s Navy hones its oil-spill response skills in Arctic waters

When a crew member signals an alarm after spotting oil spilled aboard HMCS Charlottetown, marine engineer Ronald Low is one of the first people...
Churchill’s port, railway could soon reopen under new ownership

Churchill’s port, railway could soon reopen under new ownership

Churchill’s port and railway at may be back in service before the end of the year, following the purchase of this infrastructure by a...
As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

I was aboard the 364-foot Russian research-cruise ship Akademik Ioffe when it came to a violent stop after grounding on a shoal in a...
Arctic Council eyes action plan to reduce Arctic marine litter, microplastics

Arctic Council eyes action plan to reduce Arctic marine litter, microplastics

The Arctic Council intends to turn its attention to the marine litter and microplastics found around the circumpolar world.It’s developing a project that will...
A U.S.-Russian Arctic expedition heads to one of the fastest changing parts of the Arctic Ocean

A U.S.-Russian Arctic expedition heads to one of the fastest changing...

More than 50 oceanographic researchers are on board Russia's polar research flagship Akademik Tryoshnikov as it makes its way towards the Laptev Sea and...
When will Europe’s Arctic railway be built? That could depend on cargo volumes

When will Europe’s Arctic railway be built? That could depend on...

There is significant international interest in a potential railway between Rovaniemi, in Northern Finland, and Kirkenes, a port on Norway's Arctic coast. But questions...