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  • 14 October 2014

    Nicholas Fairfax, Director of Sovcomflot UK, recently participated in the session of the Arctic Committee of the House of Lords. In his speech, Fairfax informed on experience of Arctic operations of SCF ships and transit voyages of the company’s tankers via sea lanes of the Northern Sea Route, Sovcomflot said in a statement. According to […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Russian authorities have told the Arctic 30 that they cannot leave the country.  Greenpeace has responded accusing Russia of “defying the ruling of an international court which ordered that they should be allowed to go home immediately.”   Russia’s Investigative Committee has written to one of the 30 – Anne Mie Jensen from Denmark […]

  • 1 February 2017

    The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted to call for a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO), the dirtiest of all fuel types, by ships when operating in the Arctic. The decision by the European Parliament’s environment committee, which was backed by almost all of the political groups, also underscores the […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Equipment

    The Russian National Committee for UNEP (UNEPCOM) endorsed the initiative of Rosneft and the Russian Geographical Society to elaborate interdisciplinary scientific program for comprehensive Arctic research. Rosneft says that this program will help set out the principles of special economic activity regulations in the region, including clear ecological rules of shelf development. This initiative was […]

  • 14 June 2017

    German Maritime LNG Platform has signed the Arctic Commitment, joining a number of international companies, organizations, politicians and polar explorers calling for a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) use in Arctic shipping. “The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes the German Maritime LNG Platform as a signatory of the Arctic Commitment. The LNG Platform joins a […]

  • 16 April 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    IMO to ban heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping.

  • 8 May 2014

    The departing director of the BOEM is confident that operators, service companies and regulators can continue to work together. Offshore Energy Today is sharing the following article with permission from OTC 2014. By Rhonda Duey, Hart Energy   Two months after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, Tommy Beaudreau was brought on board to help evaluate the effectiveness of the U.S. […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to ban the highly polluting marine fuel heavy fuel oil (HFO) from use in Arctic waters. Transport & Environment informed that the full European Parliament wants the IMO’s environment committee to discuss outlawing the use of HFO in the Arctic when […]

  • 25 February 2020
    Rules & Regulation

    IMO agreed on the draft amendments to MARPOL Annex I to ban the use and carriage of HFO.

  • 22 October 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) gathers today in London to discuss several initiatives.

  • 26 January 2015

    The International Maritime Organisation’s recommendation to its environment committee to agree on a definition of black carbon based on scientific consensus, after four years of debate, has been welcomed by environmental NGO Transport & Environment. Lack of agreement at sub-committee level had been holding up technical work to calibrate and test black carbon measurement methods that could be used […]

  • 20 August 2010

    ABS has revised its comprehensive Guide for vessels operating in the Arctic and comparable harsh environments incorporating nearly four years of operational experience since the Guide was first issued in September 2006. Drawing upon feedback from the industry, the ABS Guide for Vessels Operating in Low Temperature Environments was reviewed by members of ABS’ newly […]

  • 5 December 2013

    Lawyers for the Greenpeace activists which were recently released on bail after being charged for piracy for taking part in a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic drilling plans have this week started to lodge applications with the Investigative Committee seeking exit visas for the non-Russian nationals.   If the applications are approved, the foreign nationals would be […]

  • 21 December 2016

    The United States and Canada are moving closer to phase out the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) from vessels operating in the Arctic waters through a strategy to rid the region of the dirtiest marine fuel, according to the Clean Arctic Alliance. Namely, the countries are launching the first processes ever to identify sustainable shipping lanes throughout […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Container shipping in the Arctic: the pros and cons.

  • 16 March 2017

    The European Parliament has voted today to pass its Resolution on the Arctic, calling on the ban of oil drilling in the Arctic and shipping of heavy fuel oil so as to protect its vulnerable ecosystem and keep it a low-tension and cooperation area. The parliament called on the Commission and the Member States “ to actively facilitate the ban […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Russia’s energy giant Gazprom launched on Wednesday the year-round shipments of Yamal oil from the Arctic Gate (Vorota Arktiki), an Arctic oil loading terminal. The operation start was symbolically kick-started when the Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the command via a video call to start loading a tanker with oil from the Novoportovskoye oil, gas and condensate […]

  • 24 February 2012

    United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has just held a meeting in the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE). With Denmark as the promoter, the DE Sub-Committee has strived to develop new, binding, international regulations on the protection of the crew against noise. The work is about to be finalized, and at the meeting […]

  • 15 June 2017

    The German Maritime LNG Platform extended support to the Clean Arctic Alliance calling for a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) use in Arctic shipping, by signing the Arctic Commitment.

  • 24 February 2012
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has just held a meeting in the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE). With Denmark as the promoter, the DE Sub-Committee has strived to develop new, binding, international regulations on the protection of the crew against noise. The work is about to be finalized, and at the meeting […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    Putin, Niinistö agree there should be a switch to more environmentally friendly fuel in the Arctic. 

  • 22 February 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The Clean Arctic Alliance has called on Member States to remain focused to the goal of developing a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil by shipping in the Arctic.