Archive for the ‘Arctic Shipping’ Category

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

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