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...
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...
Canadian Arctic icebreaking and sealift season starts early

Canadian Arctic icebreaking and sealift season starts early

The Canadian Coast Guard’s Arctic season is off to one of its earliest starts in 55 years.But the icebreaking service will send in one...
Tiksi infrastructure developments will help link shipping between Lena River, Arctic Ocean

Tiksi infrastructure developments will help link shipping between Lena River, Arctic...

As part of the Russian federal government’s development of so-called support zones along the nation's Arctic coast, a preliminary sum of five billion rubles (about...
Russia to set up Northern Sea Route agency

Russia to set up Northern Sea Route agency

A specialized organization for the development of the Northern Sea Route will be set up in Russia, according to Alexander Galushka, minister for the Development of 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...
Historic convoy trapped in ice near Arctic outpost

Historic convoy trapped in ice near Arctic outpost

A historic convoy traveling along Russia's Arctic coast to Pevek has become stranded by ice. Three vessels, among them an icebreaker, might not get loose before...
WWF says Canada’s new Arctic shipping regulations cut corners

WWF says Canada’s new Arctic shipping regulations cut corners

As the deadline fast approaches for public comment on Canada’s new Polar Code-compliant shipping regulations, an environmental organization is asking Transport Canada for amendments...
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...
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...