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...
With more ships in the Arctic, fears of disaster rise

With more ships in the Arctic, fears of disaster rise

When the Crystal Serenity, a 1,000-passenger luxury liner, sails in August on a monthlong Arctic cruise through the Northwest Passage, it will have a...
More cargo finds way through Arctic waters, up Siberian rivers

More cargo finds way through Arctic waters, up Siberian rivers

Another 10 shiploads will soon be heading to Russia’s Arctic port of Sabetta and then sent thousands of kilometers up the river Ob for delivery near...
IMO says it will address Arctic heavy fuel oil regulation

IMO says it will address Arctic heavy fuel oil regulation

The United Nations agency that sets rules for international shipping said Friday it will develop rules about the use of heavy fuel oil by ships in...
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...
Shipping industry, Arctic nations launch new Arctic shipping forum

Shipping industry, Arctic nations launch new Arctic shipping forum

The shipping industry and the member states of the Arctic Council have established a new forum for shipping in the Arctic. The first meeting of...
Ice services for navigators in Greenland will now come solely from satellite imagery

Ice services for navigators in Greenland will now come solely from...

Starting in November, the DMI, the Danish met office, will begin tracking ice on Greenland’s coastal waterways using satellites. The DMI’s ice service has been...
Amid decline in regional freight, a new shipping company opens in Arkhangelsk

Amid decline in regional freight, a new shipping company opens in...

A fleet of six ships, all of them with ice classification, are now run from the company headquarters in Arkhangelsk. Recently, the fleet was...
Arctic shipping may soon become more broadly feasible — for a price

Arctic shipping may soon become more broadly feasible — for a...

As global warming melts sea ice across the Arctic, shipping routes once thought impossible — including directly over the North Pole — may open...
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...