New figures reveal busy shipping season on Northern Sea Route

New figures reveal busy shipping season on Northern Sea Route

New information revealed at the 2017 Arctic Shipping Forum held last week in Helsinki, Finland, highlights a plethora of activities on the Northern Sea...
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...
Putin proposes nationalizing Northern Sea Route petroleum shipments

Putin proposes nationalizing Northern Sea Route petroleum shipments

In a meeting last week devoted to the development of Russia’s new major Zvezda shipyard, Russian President Vladimir Putin made clear that measures are needed to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...