Federal water bill requires a fresh look at an Arctic port for Alaska

Federal water bill requires a fresh look at an Arctic port...

A small clause in the nation's most recent water resources and funding bill could breathe new life into plans for a large vessel port...
For the first time, a cargo ship carries heavy construction modules across the Northern Sea Route in winter

For the first time, a cargo ship carries heavy construction modules...

A ship owned by ZPMC Red Box Energy Services, a Netherlands-based marine-transport services provider, has become the first cargo vessel to sail heavy construction...
As Polar Code takes effect, a mixture of confidence and concern

As Polar Code takes effect, a mixture of confidence and concern

The first thing that almost anyone familiar with the Polar Code, a set of shipping regulations due to come into force on Jan. 1,...
China starts construction of new icebreaker

China starts construction of new icebreaker

Shipyard Jiangnan confirms that it has officially started the construction of the vessel, and that it is planned to be ready for sailing in...
Canada needs stricter grey water release rules for Arctic ships: WWF

Canada needs stricter grey water release rules for Arctic ships: WWF

The International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code, with strict new environmental rules for ships operating in the Arctic and Antarctic seas, comes into effect Jan....
Port of Tiksi, linking Lena River to Northern Sea Route, sees a bright future

Port of Tiksi, linking Lena River to Northern Sea Route, sees...

Regional authorities say planned investments in the Port of Tiksi, in the Sakha Republic, will allow it to handle annual goods volumes up 300,000...
Nunavut aims to build on cruise ship market

Nunavut aims to build on cruise ship market

A “landmark year for cruise tourism development in Nunavut”—that’s how Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Nunavut’s minister of Economic Development and Transportation, views 2016.About 4,600 cruise passengers...
World’s first LNG icebreaker set to go into service

World’s first LNG icebreaker set to go into service

The world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker will be unveiled on Monday, Oct. 31 in Helsinki, and will be ready for service by Nov 1.IB Polaris joined the fleet of...
In visit to shipping regulator, Arctic indigenous groups call for end to heavy fuel oil in the region

In visit to shipping regulator, Arctic indigenous groups call for end...

Keep the Arctic cold and clean by cutting out heavy shipping fuels: that’s the message from a coalition of environmental advocacy groups and indigenous...
Conservation groups renew push for an IMO ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Conservation groups renew push for an IMO ban on heavy fuel...

Officially, heavy fuel oil is not on the agenda for the current meeting of the International Maritime Organisation’s Marine Environment Protection Committee which began...