Arctic Operations News

 

MSC Reaffirms Commitment to Avoid Arctic Shipping Routes

Apr 01, 2021

Container shipping giant MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company doubled down on its position to avoid sending its vessels through the Northern Sea Route and urged others to follow suit, citing environmental concerns.“As a responsible company, this was an obvious decision for us,” said MSC CEO, Soren Toft. “MSC will not seek to cut through the melting ice of the Arctic to find a new route for commercial shipping…

Arctic Shipping Requires New Ways to Manage Risks

Sep 23, 2021

In February 2021, LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie, escorted by a nuclear icebreaker, became the first large-capacity cargo vessel to transit the eastern sector of the Northern Sea Route (NSR). The voyage demonstrated that year-round safe…

New ICS, OCIMF Guidelines for Polar Safety

Nov 08, 2019

Maritime trade between Arctic destinations and the rest of the world is expected to expand and an increasing number of ships are now undertaking voyages in polar waters. Technical developments in ship design and equipment continue to facilitate more and more ship operations in remote polar areas…

Russia Presses for Northern Sea Route

Oct 31, 2019

Russia is advocating expansion of ports and shipping along the Northern Sea Route (NSR).The  existing excellent contacts between Port of Hamburg Marketing and Russian ports as well as the Hamburg maritime industry’s second most important trading…

CAA Welcomes MSC 's Shelving Arctic Routes

Oct 21, 2019

Clean Arctic Alliance has welcome MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company's decision to avoid Arctic shipping route as a new short cut between northern Europe and Asia.Clean Arctic Alliance lead advisor Dr Sian Prior was responding to the announcement…

MSC Rejects Northern Sea Route

Oct 17, 2019

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s second-biggest container shipping line, has decided not to use the Arctic as a new short cut between northern Europe and Asia and will instead focus on improving environmental performance on existing global trade routes…

Vestdavit to Equip Norwegian CG Vessels

Sep 10, 2019

Vestdavit secured an order to supply three new Norwegian Coast Guard vessels with davits equipped for polar conditions, in a project which also calls for installation of a deck-mounted transfer system for rapid deployment.The ships are being…

First X-BOW Polar Vessel Ready to Explore

Sep 06, 2019

The first expedition cruise vessel in SunStone’s INFINITY class series was named ‘Greg Mortimer’ at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) Haimen base on September 6, 2019. The vessels have been designed and developed by Norway-based Ulstein…

SHI, Zvezda Partner in Arctic LNG 2 Carriers

Sep 05, 2019

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has announced that it has signed a contract to assist Russian shipyard Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex with the construction of icebreaker LNG carriers for the Arctic LNG 2 project.According to a statement…

Damen Delivers Stan Tug to Caspian Offshore

Aug 12, 2019

Caspian Offshore Construction has recently taken delivery of a Damen Stan Tug 1606 ICE class in Kazakhstan. The company turned to Damen when a contract they secured required fast delivery of a small ice class vessel.Damen was able to have the…

ABB Enhances Safety of Sovcomflot’s Arctic Fleet

Aug 01, 2019

ABB has won a contract to supply ABB Ability Remote Diagnostic Systems for Marine to eleven Sovcomflot vessels operating in the Arctic and Russia’s Far East, helping optimize safety and performance through 24/7 remote support.Sovcomflot’s vessels will be among over 1…

First Hybrid Cruise Ship to be Named in Antarctica

Jul 11, 2019

Hybrid powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen continues to make history – as Hurtigruten has announced the first ever ship naming ceremony in Antarctica. Instead of the traditional bottle of champagne, MS Roald Amundsen’s explorer…

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Shipping: We need Icebreakers

May 30, 2019

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping industry is calling for at least five new icebreakers to be part of the federal government’s recent announcement of $15.7 billion for Canadian Coast Guard fleet renewal.Chamber of Marine Commerce President…

Wärtsilä Solutions Increase Safety in Arctic Waters

Apr 29, 2019

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted by Sovcomflot, Russia’s largest shipping company, to roll out a Wärtsilä Fleet Operations solution for Sovcomflot’s fleet of Arctic shuttle tankers.The aim is to promote sustainable development…

German Ports Sign-Up to Arctic Commitment

Mar 07, 2019

The ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven, Germany, have joined an ambitious campaign to a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping – along with more than 80 companies, organisations, politicians, NGOs and explorers.Bremenports GmbH & Co. KG…

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