Post Tagged with: "Northern Sea Route"

Ice conditions are among the riskiest factors for Arctic shipping. The German research icebreaker Polarstern in the central Arctic Ocean.  (Photo: Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Mario Hoppmann (CC-BY 4.0))

East Siberian Sea Most Dangerous for Arctic Shipping

28/06/2018 kl 11:06 1 kommentar

The risk for ship accidents varies across different Arctic seas. The East Siberian Sea has been found to be most dangerous for ships.

Rosatomflot Faces Increasing Challenges, Needs More Icebreakers

Rosatomflot Faces Increasing Challenges, Needs More Icebreakers

01/06/2018 kl 07:00 0 kommentarer

Exclusive in High North News: Rosatomflot will increase their icebreaker capacity to meet expected growing demands the years to come.

Novatek’s Yamal LNG facility and associated LNG loading docks.
(Photo: Courtesy of Novatek)

French Energy Company Total Acquires Stake in Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 Project

25/05/2018 kl 09:03 0 kommentarer

French energy company Total has secured a 10 percent direct stake in Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 project further expanding the two companies’ cooperation in natural gas production in the Arctic.

Novatek’s Yamal LNG facility in the north-east corner of the Yamal Peninsula, Russia. (Photo: Courtesy of Novatek)

Novatek Ships Two Million Tons of Yamal LNG, Decision on Arctic LNG 2 in 2018

22/05/2018 kl 10:52 0 kommentarer

Natural resource exploration in Russia’s Arctic is gaining steam. Novatek’s Yamal LNG will be fully operational ahead of schedule by 2019 and Arctic LNG 2 by 2023. This will further drive shipping on the route to meet President Putin’s new stipulation to transport 80 million tons on the route by 2024.

Kremlin prioritizes commercial considerations in Arctic safety dispute

Kremlin prioritizes commercial considerations in Arctic safety dispute

04/05/2018 kl 11:03 1 kommentar

The serious violation of Arctic shipping safety rules by Yamal LNG carrier Boris Vilkitsky last month has escalated a growing conflict about the regulation of and control over the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

Yamal LNG Carrier Boris Vilkitsky Permitted to Leave With Icebreaker Escort

Yamal LNG Carrier Boris Vilkitsky Permitted to Leave With Icebreaker Escort

27/04/2018 kl 12:36 0 kommentarer

The ice-class LNG Boris Vilkitsky was permitted to leave after being detained by the Russian Coast Guard for a week. Questions remain surrounding the enforcement of safety rules along the Northern Sea Route. 

Maersk container ship in ice in the Baltic Sea near Saint Petersburg. (Photo: Courtesy of Maersk)

Maersk Considers Sending Container Ship Through Arctic But Questions Remain

10/04/2018 kl 11:36 0 kommentarer

Maersk confirms that the company considers Arctic passage as an option for its new 3,600 container ice-class vessels, which will operate in the North and Baltic Seas. The company is currently conducting a study on its feasibility with results expected for summer 2018

Urmas Paet
Urmas Paet is an Estonian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Estonia. He is a member of the Reform Party, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. He has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2014 and Minister of Culture from 2003 to 2005. He was a member of the Estonian Parliament from 2003 to 2014.

Op-Ed: Tallinn-Helsinki railway tunnel may become a link between Asia and Europe

10/04/2018 at 10:50 0 kommentarer

Former Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs and current MEP Urmas Paet argues that a railway tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn should be a natural part of linking Europe to Asia through the Northern Sea Route and development of new global trading routes.

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 1 kommentar

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.

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