Russian Arctic ports have best year ever

Russian Arctic ports have best year ever

Figures from the Russian Association of Sea Ports show that the main ports in the Russian north in 2016 had a more than 40...
Russia’s new Arctic port sees fivefold surge in goods

Russia’s new Arctic port sees fivefold surge in goods

According to customs authorities in the Yamal-Nenets region the value of the goods customs-declared at Sabetta in 2016 had a fivefold increase from the...
Record-beating Arctic convoy almost stuck in ice

Record-beating Arctic convoy almost stuck in ice

Icebreakers have escorted cargo vessels from Russia's western Arctic to the eastern Arctic port of Pevek, the first time that's happened at this time...
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...