Industry News

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21
Aug 2018

The World's Biggest Shipping Company Is Testing a New Arctic Route That's Made Possible By Global Warming

The Danish shipping company Maersk will launch the Venta Maersk this week, which will sail from Vladivostok on the Sea of Japan up and around the Arctic Circle, skirting Scandinavia and stopping in Bremerhaven, Germany, to arrive in St. Petersburg by the end of September, the first container ship to take the Northern Sea Route.

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9
Aug 2018

Rolls-Royce Improves Ice Class Ship Stability

Newly designed Rolls-Royce stabilisation systems will allow ice class ships to benefit from greater stability with higher levels of roll reduction.

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1
Aug 2018

A Special Module Carrier Breaks the Ice

The world's first polar class heavy transport deck carrier, Audox, was specially constructed for transporting modules from Belgium through Arctic waters to the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project site in northern Russia.

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20
Jul 2018

Russia’s Novatek ships first LNG cargo to China via Arctic

PAO Novatek has shipped its first cargos of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Yamal LNG project to China via the Northern Sea Route.

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12
Jul 2018

NTSB Says Icing Caused Fatal Sinking of FV Destination in Bering Sea

The US National Transportation Safety Board has issued a marine accident brief and a related safety alert warning mariners of the dangers of icing following the agency’s investigation of the sinking of the fishing vessel Destination in the Bering Sea last February with the loss of all six crew members. 

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