Post Tagged with: "Northern Sea Route"

USS Connecticut (SSN 22) as it surfaces through the ice during ICEX military exercise.
(Source: U.S. Navy/Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien)

U.S. Military Warns Against Russian Arctic Expansion

22/03/2018 kl 10:28 0 kommentarer

In statements made before the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate, military commanders for the U.S. Pacific Command and the U.S. European Command warned about Russia’s growing influence in the Arctic, its military build-up, and the United States’ inability to counter Russia’s activities.

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple follows the crew of Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Terry Fox through the icy waters of Franklin Strait, in Nunavut Canada, August 11, 2017. The Canadian Coast Guard assisted Maple's crew by breaking and helping navigate through ice during several days of Maple's 2017 Northwest Passage transit. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn.

Shipping Traffic in Canadian Arctic Nearly Triples

15/03/2018 kl 11:04 0 kommentarer

A new study on shipping in Canada’s Arctic has found that traffic in the region almost tripled between 1990-2015.

A submarine surfaces through Arctic ice during ICEX.
(Source: U.S. Navy/Adam Bell)

U.S. Navy and NATO allies kick off five-week Arctic exercise

09/03/2018 kl 09:45 1 kommentar

U.S. Navy and NATO allies hold military exercise under Arctic ice. However, Russia is years ahead in military build-up in the region says NATO European Commander.

Jan-Gunnar Winther
Jan-Gunnar Winther is Specialist Director of the Norwegian Polar Institute

Op-ed: The Northern Sea Route is alive and well

07/03/2018 at 10:57 0 kommentarer

The Northern Sea Route is alive and well, despite some challenges, Specialist Director Jan-Gunnar Winther of the Norwegian Polar Institute writes in this op-ed.

President Putin at the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue conference in 2017. (Photo:

Putin Paints Ambitious Vision for Arctic Development, but Doubts Remain

06/03/2018 kl 10:27 0 kommentarer

President Putin forecasts ten-fold growth of traffic on Northern Sea Route. How realistic are Russia’s visions for the Arctic?

Chinese icebreaker, Xue Long departing port in 2016
(Source: Bahnfrend on wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0))

China Publishes First Ever Comprehensive Arctic Policy

29/01/2018 kl 08:48 2 kommentarer

China releases Arctic policy highlighting its economic interests in the region, including shipping and resource extraction.

Arctic LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie at the port of Sabetta. (Photo: Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug)

Shipping Traffic on Northern Sea Route Grows by 40 percent

19/12/2017 kl 10:23 0 kommentarer

Shipping traffic in Russia’s Arctic waters along the Northern Sea Route (NSR) experienced significant growth in 2017. Cargo volume on the route is expected to increase by nearly 40 percent compared to the year 2016.

AEC Chairman of the Board, Tero Vauraste, is a giant in Arctic business. Many know him as head of the Finnish company Arctic Ltd. The above picture was shot in Oulo, Finland during an AEC event last September. (Photo: City of Oulu/AEC)

The Arctic Economic Council Has Its First Non-Arctic Member

12/12/2017 kl 12:01 0 kommentarer

One month after the Korean Shipowners’ Association applied for membership of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC), such membership of the business forum has now been granted.

Semi-submersible drilling rig Nan Hai Ba Hao aboard heavy load carrier Hai Yang Shi You 278 near Murmansk. 
(Source: Rosmorport)

China sends more than a dozen vessels through the Arctic Ocean

06/12/2017 kl 08:34 2 kommentarer

Chinese shipping companies have sent a dozen vessels through the waters of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in 2017, compared to five vessels the previous year.

Yamal LNG facility in the Russian Arctic (Photo: Courtesy of Yamal LNG)

Novatek’s Yamal LNG to be commissioned and begin production

30/11/2017 kl 11:38 0 kommentarer

After more than 5 years of construction Novatek’s $27bn Yamal LNG project has received state permission to commission the first liquefaction train, 58 gas wells, and the respective infrastructure. The first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is expected before the end of the year.

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