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  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Arctia Shipping, the Finland-based global specialist in icebreaking and Arctic operations, has become a member of the World Ocean Council (WOC).   ” Arctia brings extensive maritime experience and expertise in ice and Arctic operations to the WOC and adds significantly to the number of important firms with Arctic activities distinguishing themselves as members of […]

  • 10 March 2008

    Norilsk Nickel is building its own fleet of ships to capitalize on the melting of the polar ice caps. The company ordered five reinforced cargo vessels that can plow through the waters north of Siberia as new sea routes open. Moscow-based Norilsk, the world’s biggest producer of nickel, is spending at least $467 million to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    An oil spill containment barge Arctic Challenger is the first vessel in Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet to depart for Alaska after the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals approved the company’s oil spill response plans, Reuters reports. The Court reached a 2-1 decision in favor of Shell and against the coalition of environmentalist groups led by […]

  • 26 May 2015

    The U. S. Coast Guard personnel assisted in the removal of an activist who secured herself to the anchor chain of the Arctic Challenger in Bellingham, Washington, Monday morning, May 25, 2015.  To remind, two activists secured themselves to the anchor chain of Shell’s support vessel Arctic Challenger docked in Bellingham Bay to protest against Shell’s plan for Arctic […]

  • 21 April 2014

    Commercial U.S. Arctic maritime activities are expected to be limited for the next 10 years, according to industry representatives, due to a variety of factors, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in a report published on April 18th. Interviews with industry representatives highlighted a variety of general challenges related to operating in the Arctic, […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    DNV and Statoil are today launching a competence programme that aims to enhance the two organisations’ knowledge about particular Arctic challenges. “Due to Arctic-specific risks such as remoteness, darkness, ice and low temperatures, it is utterly important to take a stepwise approach in which we learn and improve from the experience gained. Our complementary roles […]

  • 27 January 2020

    The Clean Arctic Alliance is calling for an immediate switch to distillate fuels for ships in the Arctic.

  • 8 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    At the invitation of Iceland’s President Grimsson and the organizers of the Arctic Circle, the WOC is organizing the session on “Business Cooperation” at the inaugural Arctic Circle Assembly (Reykjavik, 12-14 October). The session will explore the structure and process that can best support circumpolar, multi-industry cooperation. A basis for collaboration that is developed by […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Alaska Region Director Mark Fesmire traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland for a meeting of the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Oil Pollution Prevention on March 18 and 19, 2014. Fesmire, who is the Task Force Co-Chair, is working with other representatives from Arctic Council members to identify how best the […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    DNV GL has developed an interactive Arctic Risk Map to present the risks associated with offshore and maritime activities in the Arctic. The map aims to provide the industry with a comprehensive tool for decision-making and transparent communications. “The Arctic is not a monolithic area and the risk picture varies accordingly. Stakeholders therefore need a sound decision […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The world’s need for energy is driving interest in further industrial activity in the Arctic, yet the region’s conditions are highly variable depending on the type of activity, location and time of year. This creates a complex risk picture. DNV GL, the leading technical advisor to the oil & gas industry, has therefore developed an […]

  • 19 December 2013

    A government owned investment company, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd,  purchased on Tuesday a 66.4 per cent majority stake of the shares of Aker Arctic Technology Oy (Aker Arctic) from STX Finland Oy. Aker Arctic is one of the world’s leading companies in Arctic marine logistics and offshore solutions as well Arctic vessels design. The company’s […]

  • 13 March 2013

    DNV and Statoil launched a competence programme that aims to enhance the two organisations’ knowledge about particular Arctic challenges. “Due to Arctic-specific risks such as remoteness, darkness, ice and low temperatures, it is utterly important to take a stepwise approach in which we learn and improve from the experience gained. Our complementary roles as operator […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Activists protesting Shell’s oil explorations in the Arctic have climbed the anchor chain of one of the company’s support vessels, the Arctic Challenger, anchored in Bellingham, north of Seattle, Washington. The so called ShellNo activists attached themselves to the vessel in an attempt of stopping the vessel from departing for the Arctic as environmental concerns […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Business & Finance

      The World Ocean Council (WOC) has been invited by President Grimsson and the organizers of the Arctic Circle to strengthen the business community’s involvement in the inaugural Arctic Circle Assembly (Reykjavik, 12-14 October). The Arctic Circle is a new nonprofit organization and open forum designed to facilitate dialogue and build relationships to confront the […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Chinese heavy-lift vessel Tian En crossed the Polar Silk Road for the first time.

  • 25 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Alaska Region Director Mark Fesmire traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland for a meeting of the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Oil Pollution Prevention on March 18 and 19, 2014. Fesmire, who is the Task Force Co-Chair, is working with other representatives from Arctic Council members to identify how best […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Deltamarin Ltd and Aker Arctic Technology Inc have jointly developed a modern Aframax-sized tanker concept for arctic use, focusing on safe operations.  The Arctic Aframax tanker is intended for crude oil and oil product transports. The vessel is strengthened to ice class PC5 level (equals approximately Russian Maritime Register of Shipping category ARC6) and is […]

  • 16 March 2012

    A fortnight ago, seven Greenpeace activists lead by Lucy Lawless, the TV star famous for her role in “Xena: Warrior Princess” TV series boarded Shell’s drillship in New Zealand to prevent it from sailing away towards Alaska to begin drilling in the Chukchi Sea. After having been onboard for two days, the activists were arrested and […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Royal Norwegian Embassy, with support from the Singapore Maritime Institute and Innovation Norway, organised the Norway-Singapore Arctic Symposium on Friday, 14 March 2014. Mr Andrew Tan, Chief Executive, MPA who delivered the welcome remarks said, “As a maritime nation and global hub port, Singapore has […]

  • 8 October 2013

    At the invitation of Iceland’s President Grimsson and the organizers of the Arctic Circle, the WOC is organizing the session on “Business Cooperation” at the inaugural Arctic Circle Assembly which will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland 12-14 October. The session will explore the structure and process that can best support circumpolar, multi-industry cooperation. A basis […]