Archive for the ‘Arctic Shipping’ Category

Unique Winter transit of Northern Sea Route: SCF tanker Shturman Ovtsyn

Unique Winter transit of Northern Sea Route: SCF tanker Shturman Ovtsyn
.. Russian ships complete a unique transit along the Northern Sea Route 11 January 2017 Key points about the voyage undertaken by Sovcomflot’s tanker Shturman Ovtsyn escorted by icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy. - Sovcomflot’s Arctic shuttle tanker Shturman Ovtsyn took part in a unique transit voyage...
January 11th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping | Read More

HHL vessel sails open hatch through the NSR to deliver giant cranes

HHL vessel sails open hatch through the NSR to deliver giant cranes
The “HHL Valparaiso” HANSA HEAVY LIFT vessel sails open hatch through the Northern Sea Route to deliver giant cranes HHL Valparaiso is the first vessel to sail open hatch through the Northern Sea Route as it delivers two giant ship-to-shore (STS) cranes from the European to the Far East region...
January 4th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping | Read More

IMO – Polar Code, IGF Code have entered into force

IMO – Polar Code, IGF Code have entered into force
Milestone for polar protection as comprehensive new ship regulations come into force With more and more ships navigating in polar waters, IMO has moved to address international concern about the protection of the polar environment and the safety of seafarers and passengers with the introduction of...
January 3rd, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Icebreakers, IMO, Organisations | Read More

ECSA adopts position on European policy for the Arctic

ECSA adopts position on European policy for the Arctic
Patrick Verhoeven European shipowners welcomed earlier this year the adoption of the integrated European Union policy for the Arctic region. “We believe that the three priority areas identified cover all topical Arctic matters. Climate change and environment, sustainable development and international...
December 20th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, IMO | Read More

Royal Arctic Line integrates Navis N4 to modernize operations

Royal Arctic Line integrates Navis N4 to modernize operations
the Naja Arctica Oakland, CA—December 13, 2016—Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, and Royal Arctic Line Denmark (RAL)...
December 13th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Clean Arctic Alliance Response to Cruise Operators’ support of Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban

Clean Arctic Alliance Response to Cruise Operators’ support of Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban
Thursday, 17 November, 2016: Responding to reports that the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) had reconfirmed its support of a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping during its annual general meeting [1], Clean Arctic Alliance advisor Dr Sian Prior said: “The Clean...
November 17th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  08-Nov-2016 REPAIR OF JETTY RISER PIPES Hong Kong WINTER NAVIGATION STARTS Sabetta, Russia Repair of jetty riser pipes Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Hong Kong For approximately 6 months, repair of jetty riser pipes [at the Permanent Aviation Fuel Facility, Tuen Mun] will be carried...
November 8th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MEPC 70: IMO Moves Towards Arctic Phase Out of World’s Dirtiest Fuel

MEPC 70: IMO Moves Towards Arctic Phase Out of World’s Dirtiest Fuel
London, October 28 2016: As the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC70) meeting came to a close today [1], the Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed the progress made by member countries towards a phase out of the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by vessels operating...
October 28th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Ecospeed Strengthens Polar Code Compliance

Ecospeed Strengthens Polar Code Compliance
Subsea Industries will apply its Ecospeed hull and Ecoshield coatings to the new 70t bollard pull vessel this December ECOSPEED STRENGTHENS POLAR CODE COMPLIANCE AS MORE ICE-GOING VESSELS OPT FOR THE HARD COAT Subsea Industries has received an order for its specialist hull and rudder coatings for application...
October 20th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

The Polar Code will protect the environment of the Arctic

The Polar Code will protect the environment of the Arctic
Patrick Verhoeven The International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) will enter into force on January 2017 and applies to ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters. It covers the various environmental requirements and recommendations relating to oil, sewage, garbage, chemicals...
October 19th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Arctic indigenous leaders from Alaska, Russia, and Canada to make historic London address on impacts of Arctic Ocean shipping

Arctic indigenous leaders from Alaska, Russia, and Canada to make historic London address on impacts of Arctic Ocean shipping
Six arctic indigenous leaders from Alaska, Canada, and Russia will travel to London next week to address the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regarding the impacts of shipping in the Arctic on indigenous communities.  Panelists are listed below.  To our knowledge, this is the first time that...
October 19th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Tanker Shturman Albanov carries her first cargo from Novy Port field to Murmansk

Tanker Shturman Albanov carries her first cargo from Novy Port field to Murmansk
Captain Garurov of MV Shturman Albanov On 16 September Shturman Albanov, Sovcomflot’s unique Arctic shuttle tanker, successfully delivered her first significant consignment of crude oil produced at Gazprom Neft’s Novy Port field to the port of Murmansk. The cargo, comprising 34,000 tonnes of crude...
September 19th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Markets, News, Tankers | Read More

Lloyd’s Register launches unique Polar Code offer at SMM

Lloyd’s Register launches unique Polar Code offer at SMM
Lloyd’s Register HQ’s in London Hamburg, 8 September 2016 – Speaking today at SMM on the technology and regulation challenges for Arctic Shipping, Rob Hindley, LR’s Global Principal Specialist – Arctic Technology, welcomed the new Polar Code as a well-needed baseline of international...
September 8th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Classification Societies, Technology | Read More

Advanced MacGregor technology serves new polar research ship

Advanced MacGregor technology serves new polar research ship
he new polar research vessel will be equipped with MacGregor offshore cranes and Triplex systems specifically designed for handling research equipment in extreme temperature environments CARGOTEC CORPORATION,  29 JUNE 2016 AT 10 AM EEST - MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order to supply MacGregor...
June 29th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

ABB’s Azipod propulsion selected for first Chinese built icebreaker

ABB’s Azipod propulsion selected for first Chinese built icebreaker
An illustration of the icebreaker Azipod propulsion debuts on Chinese icebreaker market after being chosen to power polar science research vessel   Zurich, Switzerland, 12 May 2016 – ABB’s Azipod propulsion system will power a Chinese polar science research icebreaker, the first vessel of its...
May 12th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Icebreakers | Read More

Damen and Expedition Voyage Consultants team up to develop globally capable expedition ship

Damen and Expedition Voyage Consultants team up to develop globally capable expedition ship
Tim Soper, Expedition Voyage Consultants In response to interest from clients in the fast-growing expedition cruise market, Damen has teamed up with Expedition Voyage Consultants Ltd. to develop a specialist Damen cruise ship, with capacity for around 100 passengers. The cruise ship combines Expedition...
May 2nd, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Canals, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology, Tourism | Read More

GAC Russia joins forces with Far East Development Fund to develop Northern Sea Route

GAC Russia joins forces with Far East Development Fund to develop Northern Sea Route
Igo Polyakov Partnership will work closely with shipping community to optimise and facilitate shipping along the NSR Sabetta, 14 April 2016 – GAC Russia has teamed up with the Far East Development Fund to address the challenges faced by international shipping companies transiting the Northern Sea...
April 14th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Ship Agencies, Shipmanagement, Weather | Read More

Arctic crude exports via FSO Umba nears 1 million tonnes, official says

Arctic crude exports via FSO Umba nears 1 million tonnes, official says
Year-to-date volume of crude oil received and offloaded from Floating Storage and Offloading unit UMBA deployed at Murmansk port’s offshore transshipment location has reached nearly one million tonnes, a Murmansk official saidTuesday. “Since the storage tanker “Umba” commenced operations...
April 13th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Energy, Oil Industry, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Foreship counsels Polar forethought

Foreship counsels Polar forethought
Goal-based concept design is key to ensuring new generation exploration ships can enter unforgiving polar seas in comfort and safety, according to Foreship, the cruise industry’s most widely-consulted design and engineering company. The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters is expected...
March 2nd, 2016 | Arctic Shipping | Read More

Inmarsat, Global Marine Networks and Network Innovations deliver successful trial of Fleet Xpress in challenging Antarctic conditions

Inmarsat, Global Marine Networks and Network Innovations deliver successful trial of Fleet Xpress in challenging Antarctic conditions
  22 February 2016: Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, together with Global Marine Networks and Network Innovations, today announced the successful trial and subsequent commercial order for Fleet Xpress in Antarctic waters. Fleet Xpress,...
February 22nd, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Communication, IT and Communications | Read More

DNV GL approves first vessel to comply with IMO Polar Code

DNV GL approves first vessel to comply with IMO Polar Code
Magne Viking, care of Viking Supply Ships. After a successful survey, DNV GL and the Danish Maritime Authority can confirm that the AHTS Magne Viking, owned by Viking Supply Ships, is in compliance with the new IMO Polar Code. “Having followed the development of the Polar Code for some years, it is...
February 19th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Classification Societies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

IMO new infographic – “How the Polar Code protects the environment”

IMO new infographic – “How the Polar Code protects the environment”
15/02/2016 - A new IMO infographic illustrating “How the Polar Code protects the environment” has been launched today (15 February) in six languages. It depicts the various environmental requirements and recommendations of the Polar Code relating to oil, sewage, garbage, chemicals and invasive...
February 15th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Environment, Regulatory | Read More

A sea change…for the BDI @325…

A sea change…for the BDI @325…
John Faraclas Another 12 points down, another all times low record… making the BDI’s history more than interesting!  The John Faraclas daily market commentary: The Capes minus 19 points at 216 approaching the 200 barrier yet again. The Panamaxes’ BDI down 10 at 293 points; the Supras’ BSI...
January 28th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Comment, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Gas Carriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Oil Industry, Reefer ships, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

First tanker with export oil cargo from Novoportovskoye field moored at FSO RPK NORD in Murmansk port

First tanker with export oil cargo from Novoportovskoye field moored at FSO RPK NORD in Murmansk port
The “Ice Condor”, first tanker laden with Arctic crude oil on January 28 2016 moored at the floating storage and offloading unit “RPK NORD”     Today, January 28 the Malta flagged Ice Condor, first tanker laden with Arctic crude oil on January 28 2016 moored at the Floating...
January 28th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Marine Insurance, Oil Industry, Tankers | Read More

Bureau Veritas to class luxury Polar expedition cruise vessel

Bureau Veritas to class luxury Polar expedition cruise vessel
The 165 m expedition cruise vessel Scenic Eclipse to be built to BV class Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas is to class a new concept luxury expedition cruise vessel to be built for Australia’s Scenic group. The 165 m LOA vessel will be built at Croatia’s Uljanik shipyard...
January 26th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Classification Societies, Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Tourism, Weather | Read More