Archive for the ‘Arctic Shipping’ Category

EU-PolarNet White Papers released

EU-PolarNet White Papers released
Five White Papers Published by EU-PolarNet, within which the WOC is a Working Partner, as a Follow-Up to 2018 Workshop Working Towards an Integrated European Polar Research Program 6 March 2019 The EU-PolarNet White Paper Workshop convened 50 international experts in La Cristalera, Spain, in September...
March 6th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Yevgeny Primakov named Support Vessel of the Year

Yevgeny Primakov named Support Vessel of the Year
The “Yevgeny Primakov” – picture cedits: Sovcomflot Yevgeny Primakov, an icebreaking standby vessel owned and operated by Sovcomflot, has been awarded the 2019 Support Vessel of the Year by Offshore Support Journal, an international trade publication. The official award ceremony was...
February 7th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Awards, Icebreakers, News | Read More

GAC Norway opens new Arctic Circle branch in response to growing demand

GAC Norway opens new Arctic Circle branch in response to growing demand
GAC Norway’s Regional Manager Henning Kjøs Lien (far right) with the team he is working with at Tromsø: Reidun K. Lie (SIVA representative); Marit Andreassen, Linken (Receptionist & Coordinator) and Dan Røberg (shipping agent). Tromsø, Norway, 24 January 2019 – Growing interest in year-round...
January 24th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry | Read More

The Union of Greek Shipowners joins the Arctic Economic Council

The Union of Greek Shipowners joins the Arctic Economic Council
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) is pleased to announce its acceptance as member to the Arctic Economic Council (AEC), the independent organization acting as the primary forum for interaction between the Arctic Council and the wider...
December 5th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

NI releases new edition of Handling Ships in First-Year Ice

NI releases new edition of Handling Ships in First-Year Ice
Handling Ships in First-Year Ice 29.11.18 – The Nautical Institute has launched the second edition of its practical guide to shiphandling in ‘new ice’ conditions in the Baltic, North Atlantic and St Lawrence Seaway. Handling ships in first-year ice demands specialist knowledge and skills. Ice...
November 29th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Books, Maritime Education and Training, The Nautical Institute | Read More

LNG carrier Pskov completes first open water STS transfer for Yamal LNG

LNG carrier Pskov completes first open water STS transfer for Yamal LNG
From the STS operation with the Pskov (at the front)  and Vladimir Rusanov On 24 November 2018, the LNG carrier Pskov successfully completed the first LNG ship-to-ship transfer operation for the Yamal LNG Project. Pskov loaded some 170,000 cubic meters of liquefied gas, which was delivered from...
November 26th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, LNG | Read More

… one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”…

… one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”…
John Faraclas … one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”… In continuation of yesterday’s title – Capes “fight” back to keep the pace, but…” we feel obliged to remind you that one size not only doesn’t fits all but more importantly same doesn’t constitute a market....
November 23rd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Banking, Chartering, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Headlines, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

WISTA International Elects New Executive Board Members

WISTA International Elects New Executive Board Members
… WISTA International Elects New Board Members and Honors 2018 Personality of the Year October 30, 2018 – Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) elected Connie Roozen, Director of C&B More (WISTA the Netherlands) as Treasurer and Angie Hartmann, Vice...
October 30th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

BCI’s 23 plus points not enough for falling BDI

BCI’s 23 plus points not enough for falling BDI
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today and now reads 1,513 – too close to the 1,500 points threshold and the market losses steam… hopefully. The Geopolitics continue to be as ever  perplexed and expect Yellowstone-style “explosions”… John Faraclas’ daily...
October 30th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A “sustained” fall with the BDI@1,577 …and WISTA 2018 event gets under way!

A “sustained” fall with the BDI@1,577  …and WISTA 2018  event gets under way!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points – an expected scenario so to speak – see our yesterday’s hint, and all things being equal expect the unexpected… Geopolitics with the fall of oil and other hiccups become interesting whilst the WISTA International AGM and Conference begins...
October 23rd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

No sustainability for the BDI@1579…

No sustainability for the BDI@1579…
John Faraclas The BDI clinched just three points earlier on today and look vulnerable for an imminent fall; geopolitics continue to be messy. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI gained 66 points keeping the BDI afloat and now stands at 2,296; CAUTION! Losses for the Panamaxes’ BPI  now...
October 22nd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Ensure you join WISTA’s event in Tromsø, Norway 23-26 October 2018

Ensure you join WISTA’s event in Tromsø, Norway 23-26 October 2018
Bjørg Ekornrud, President, WISTA Norway The international WISTA AGM & Conference 23-26 October 2018 in Tromsø, Norway Dear WISTA-members, dear friends! Welcome to the WISTA 2018 Conference website. We are proud and excited to host the international WISTA AGM and Conference in Tromsø – Norway’s...
October 9th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

More infrastructure support required to facilitate insurance for Arctic sailings, urges IUMI

More infrastructure support required to facilitate insurance for Arctic sailings, urges IUMI
Helle Hammer, IUMI Policy Forum Chair The change in ice conditions is opening the high Arctic as a trade route, fishing ground and potential tourism destination; but more infrastructure support is required to facilitate the provision of adequate insurance, says IUMI in a position paper released today. Helle...
August 29th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Fisheries, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Oceanology | Read More

Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes Russian-Finnish statement on Cleaner Arctic Shipping Fuel

Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes Russian-Finnish statement on Cleaner Arctic Shipping Fuel
.. Moscow, 24 August 2018:- The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes the joint statement by  Russian President Vladimir Putin and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on the need to move to cleaner ships’ fuels such as LNG in the Arctic. Speaking on behalf of the Clean Arctic Alliance, Alexey Knizhnikov...
August 24th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Icebreaking LNGC Christophe de Margerie transits Northern Sea Route in record time for July

Icebreaking LNGC Christophe de Margerie transits Northern Sea Route in record time for July
Christophe de Margerie loading Sabetta Dec 2017 Christophe de Margerie, the icebreaking LNG carrier owned and operated by Sovcomflot (SCF Group), has crossed the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in a new record time, for a merchant ship without icebreaker support, during the month of July. The vessel covered...
August 1st, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, LNG, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

Sovcomflot and Novatek agree strategic partnership to implement Arctic projects

Sovcomflot and Novatek agree strategic partnership to implement Arctic projects
Sovcomflot Novatek agreement signing 28 Jun 2018 From left Leonid Mikhelson Chairman & CEO of PAO Novatek Sergey Frank President & CEO of PAO Sovcomflot On 28 July, PAO Sovcomflot (Group) and PAO Novatek signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop together the logistical support for...
June 29th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Logistics, News | Read More

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