Archive for the ‘Arctic Shipping’ Category

Safer Arctic Shipping Routes and Protections adopted for Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia

Safer Arctic Shipping Routes and Protections adopted for Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia
Map credits Audubon Alaska Safer Shipping Routes for Arctic’s Bering Strait Receive International Approval This Week After Years of Input from Local Communities and NGOs Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director for Pacific Environment, reports from this week’s London meeting of the...
May 25th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Environment | Read More

The Nautical Institute launches Polar Ship Operations 2nd edition

The Nautical Institute launches Polar Ship Operations 2nd edition
Ülo Eero AFNI and Capt Duke Snider FNI launching Polar Ship Operations 2nd edition 19.04.18 – Interest in the polar regions is rising rapidly as the season for accessing these remote and hostile areas is lengthening. Recognising that this is a critical time for polar shipping, The Nautical Institute...
April 19th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Books, News, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Clean Arctic Alliance Hails IMO Move to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil From Arctic Shipping

Clean Arctic Alliance Hails IMO Move to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil From Arctic Shipping
… London, 13th April 2018:- The Clean Arctic Alliance applauded progress by International Maritime Organization member states today towards banning use of the world’s dirtiest fuel – heavy fuel oil – from Arctic shipping, and called for Member States to make every effort to adopt...
April 13th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Emissions, Environment | Read More

Offshore Ship Designers presents new series of Ice Class vessel designs

Offshore Ship Designers presents new series of Ice Class vessel designs
OSD Ice Class Shallow Draft AHTS range Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has unveiled a new series of Ice Class vessel designs, especially suited for marine services around the development of new arctic ports, terminals and offshore structures. A prerequisite for this type of vessel, operating under arctic...
March 6th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Energy, Supply ships | Read More

Sberbank and Sovcomflot conclude new USD 106 million project financing agreement

Sberbank and Sovcomflot conclude new USD 106 million project financing agreement
Nikolay Kolesnikov – Executive Vice-President of PAO Sovcomflot, Chief Financial Officer 12 February 2018, Moscow – Sberbank and Sovcomflot have signed a new USD 106 million project financing agreement, with a term of up to 14 years. The funds will finance the construction of a high ice...
February 12th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Finance, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  02-Feb-2018 PORT RETURNS TO PROJECT DEPTH Freeport, United States SHIP POLAR CERTIFICATE A MUST FOR NSR TRANSIT Northern Sea Route, Russia ICE CONDITION REPORT (2 FEBRUARY) St Petersburg, Russia Port returns to project depth Friday, February 2, 2018, Freeport, United States Effective...
February 2nd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Russia USA joint note on shipping in the Bering Strait

Russia USA joint note on shipping in the Bering Strait
The Russian Federation and the USA have filed the first ever joint note with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on the regime of shipping in the Arctic – in the Bering Strait and in the Bering Sea. The document is available at the IMO website. The two countries propose designating in the...
December 20th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping | Read More

Fedor Ushakov transits Northern Sea Route unassisted in 8.5 days

Fedor Ushakov transits Northern Sea Route unassisted in 8.5 days
Fedor Ushakov in E. Siberian Sea ice On 24 November 2017 Fedor Ushakov, a new multifunctional icebreaking standby vessel, built to order for Sovcomflot (SCF Group) to service the Sakhalin-2 project, successfully completed her first eastward passage along the Northern Sea Route (NSR). Bound for her permanent...
November 27th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Markets | Read More

Sergey Kukushkin: Large shipping companies come to the NSR

Sergey Kukushkin: Large shipping companies come to the NSR
Sergey Kukushkin Considerable growth of cargo shipping in the Arctic has been driven this year by the Northern Sea Route, where new routes for the export of Russian hydrocarbons begin. Large foreign ship owners also use the lanes of the Northern Sea Route. That was the topic of IAA PortNews interview...
November 23rd, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Icebreakers, Interviews, News | Read More

Our Ocean: Arctic Commitment Seeks Partners on Heavy Fuel Oil Ban

Our Ocean: Arctic Commitment Seeks Partners on Heavy Fuel Oil Ban
Malta, October 9th, 2017:-  The Our Ocean conference in Malta was the venue for the launch of an an international initiative to end use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by Arctic shipping. On Friday, October 6th, as one of the ambitious commitments made during the conference, the Our Ocean Arctic Commitment...
October 9th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Climate, Communication, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

IMO’s Secretary-General Kitak Lim interview with PortNews

IMO’s Secretary-General Kitak Lim interview with PortNews
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitak Lim In his exclusive interview with IAA PortNews in Moscow, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim covered a wide range of IMO activities: fuel and environmental regulations, Polar Code, autonomous ships, cybersecurity, and many others:  – What is your first impression...
October 6th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Flags, IMO, Interviews, News, Organisations, People and Places, Press and Media | Read More

Capers “rebound” fail to stop the falling BDI…

Capers “rebound” fail to stop the falling BDI…
John Faraclas With  nine points plus since yesterday standing now at 1,209 points and minus 51  from the 1,260 points of last week’s closing, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today sending respective messages to all for all intents and purposes in a very enigmatic, as we have branded...
August 25th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

Sovcomflot’s unique LNG carrier sets new record with Northern Sea Route transit of just 6.5 days

Sovcomflot’s unique LNG carrier sets new record with Northern Sea Route transit of just 6.5 days
The “Cristophe de “Margerie On 17 August 2017, the Sovcomflot-owned icebreaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie successfully completed her first commercial voyage, transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the Northern Sea Route (NSR) from Norway to South Korea. During this voyage,...
August 23rd, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Icebreakers, LNG, News, Technical, Technology, Weather | Read More

Sovcomflot calls for enhanced safety measures on Northern Sea Route

Sovcomflot calls for enhanced safety measures on Northern Sea Route
l to r: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with Sovcomflot’s Sergey Frank Working meeting held between Sovcomflot CEO Sergey Frank and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Leading Russian shipping company SCF Group (Sovcomflot) has called for the Russian government to continue its drive to...
July 11th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, News, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Inaugural Meeting of the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum (5-6 June 2017)

Inaugural Meeting of the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum (5-6 June 2017)
Ashok Mahapatra, Director of the Maritime Safety Division of the IMO Today, 6 June 2017, at Lloyd’s Register’s office in London, the inaugural meeting of the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum concluded. The Forum has been established by the eight Arctic States (Canada, the...
June 6th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Classification Societies, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

NEVA 2017 Newsletter – Global Maritime Industry heads for St Petersburg

NEVA 2017 Newsletter – Global Maritime Industry heads for St Petersburg
NEVA’s 27th Year Heralds Unprecedented Opportunity As momentum builds toward the most well-attended NEVA of recent times, the 14th International Maritime Exhibition & Conference held in St Petersburg, Russia welcomes the world’s maritime...
May 19th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Contained loses with the BDI@957 points

Contained loses with the BDI@957 points
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day at 957 points, that’s down three, thanks to the volatile  Capers which where strengthened with 48 plus points and the BCI 2014 is now standing at 1,638 points; Geopolitics take more than ten twists and turns… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
May 18th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Switch to cleaner fuels could lower risk for Arctic Shipping: Report

Switch to cleaner fuels could lower risk for Arctic Shipping: Report
Washington D.C., April 18th, 2017:- A report published today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT),  Alternatives to heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic: Economic and environmental tradeoffs finds that using heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping creates such great risks compared to...
April 18th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology | Read More

World’s first reinforced Arc7 class LNG carrier maiden port calls go smooth as ice, thanks to GAC Russia

World’s first reinforced Arc7 class LNG carrier maiden port calls go smooth as ice, thanks to GAC Russia
Igor Polyakov, Supervisor at GAC’s Sabetta base, with the world’s first Arc7 class LNG carrier, Christophe de Margerie Professional agency support delivered in preparation for start of commercial shipments Murmansk & Sabetta, Russia, 11 April 2017 – GAC Russia has marked an important...
April 11th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, News | Read More

Ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie docks at Sabetta Russia

Ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie docks at Sabetta Russia
Christophe de Margerie Unique ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie ready to serve Yamal LNG project Christophe de Margerie, the world’s first ice-breaking LNG tanker, has successfully berthed at the gas terminal at Sabetta Port in Russia, becoming the first vessel to do so. The vessel was...
March 30th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Icebreakers, LNG, News | Read More

Annual Statistical data on Greek Controlled Shipping

Annual Statistical data on Greek Controlled Shipping
Greek Controlled Shipping An information paper, based on data provided to the GSCC by IHS Markit For the 30th consecutive year the GSCC presents statistical data, in the form of 11 tables, attached hereto, on Greek controlled ships over 1,000 GT, registered under the Greek and other flags. The data has...
March 15th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Dry Bulkcarriers, Flags, Gas Carriers, LNG, LPG, News, Reefer ships, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT
John Faraclas The BDI was modestly up and Geopolitics get the impulse of BREXIT – to be triggered anytime now; John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 13 points at 1,099, thanks once again to the Capers, as all other sizes where on a single-digit plus or minus modus. The...
March 13th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Markets, News, Religion, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event
Ken McLean, vice-president of the Port of London chapter of the New York-based Propeller Club and John Faraclas Geopolitics and the shipping market: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event by James Brewer Hidden currents – that is, hidden to the general public and even to some in...
March 7th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Canals, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Flags, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Norsafe Wins Polar Code Contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV

Norsafe Wins Polar Code Contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV
Picture credit: Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding Norsafe has signed a new contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV to supply its IMO Polar Code compliant Life Saving Appliances (LSA) to an arctic supply and research vessel for the Australian Antarctic Division. It will be supplying two JYN-85...
March 6th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Corvus energy storage system to reduce emissions for new polar expedition cruise ships

Corvus energy storage system to reduce emissions for new polar expedition cruise ships
… Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca ESS has been selected for two new polar expedition vessels Richmond, B.C. – March 6, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the supplier of lithium ion based energy storage systems (ESS) for two new polar expedition...
March 6th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Cruise Industry, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More