Post Tagged with: "Northern Sea Route"

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.

Icebreaker 50 Years of Victory at the North Pole in 2015. (Credit: Christopher Michel (CC BY 2.0))

Russia to Reorganize Northern Sea Route Competencies

10/11/2017 kl 09:33 0 kommentarer

Russia aims to consolidate competencies for the development of the Northern Sea Route under umbrella of Rosatom. Will this restructuring address existing shortcomings?

Novatek’s Yamal LNG development in the Arctic
(Source: Courtesy of Novatek)

China to expand role in Novatek’s Arctic gas development

03/11/2017 kl 08:50 2 kommentarer

Russian natural gas giant Novatek will cooperate with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and the China Development Bank in the implementation of the Arctic LNG 2 project. This partnership follows an already-existing cooperation between the two countries on Novatek’s Yamal LNG project.

Sovcomflot’s Christophe de Margerie docked in light ice conditions
(Source: Courtesy of Sovcomflot)

Russia’s Novatek to Build LNG Transshipment Hub at Kamchatka

25/10/2017 kl 09:56 1 kommentar

Russia’s largest independent gas producer Novatek announced plans to construct a sea terminal at Kamchatka to transfer liquefied natural gas (LNG) from specialized ice-class vessels to conventional carriers for onward distribution in Asia.

Apart from dozens of commercial vessels, two icebreakers the Admiral Makarov and the Captain Dranitsyn were also found in violation of the Rules of Navigation.
(Source: Courtesy of Rosatomflot and Wikimedia under CC BY 3.0)

Dozens of Vessels Violate Safety Rules on Northern Sea Route

19/10/2017 kl 10:34 0 kommentarer

During the first ten months of 2017, the Russian Northern Sea Route (NSR) Administration recorded 88 violations of its Rules of Navigation committed by 84 vessels. This represents approximately 15-20% of all ships traveling the route this summer.

Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner says Finland wants an Arctic railway. (Photo: Audun Braastad/Scanpix)

Finnish Transport Minister Confirms Rovaniemi – Kirkenes

03/10/2017 kl 13:27 0 kommentarer

Finnish Transport and Communications Minister Anne Berner confirms survey of a railway line between Rovaniemi, Finland and Kirkenes, Norway. – International cooperation is key, she says.

Rambøl has conducted an economic assessment of the railway development in both Finland and Norway. State Secretary Tom Cato Karlsen of the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications believes the High North is heading towards exciting times. (Photo: The Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications/Dynagas)

– Railway will create a High North Bonanza

03/10/2017 kl 09:30 0 kommentarer

When the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications chose a solution for the new port in Kirkenes, it also had the railway between Rovaniemi, Finland and Kirkenes in mind. – We are now awaiting a concrete initiative from the Finnish authorities, says State Secretary Tom Cato Carlsen.

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