Industry News

A selection of links to relevant news articles

6
Feb 2018

Teekay’s maiden LNG icebreaker’s Northern Sea route

Recently Eduard Toll, the fourth of 15 Arc7 LNG carriers being built for the Yamal LNG project, made history as it underwent the latest seasonal independent passage by a merchant ship on the Northern Sea Route.

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6
Feb 2018

Sailing Frozen Oceans

This article discusses environmental prediction requirements for safe Polar navigation.

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1
Feb 2018

Is China’s Arctic Expansion a Reason to Worry?

China has said it plans to build a “Polar Silk Road” that will open shipping lanes across the largely pristine region at the top of the world. It’s an ambitious idea for a country that lacks an Arctic border, and it has raised concerns around the world about China’s ultimate intentions and its capacity for environmental stewardship.

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31
Jan 2018

The Complexities of Arctic Maritime Traffic

In late August 2017, the Russian icebreaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie made headlines in maritime traffic news for a record-setting transit of the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

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30
Jan 2018

China reveals ‘Polar Silk Road’ commercial agenda

China has released a white paper outlining its vision for creating a “Polar Silk Road” that takes advantage of shipping lanes opened up by melting ice in the Arctic.

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