Industry News

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23
May 2018

IMO Approves US-Russian Proposal on Bering Strait Shipping Routes

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has given the green light to a joint US-Russian proposal on regulating shipping in the Bering Strait. To be applied from December 1, 2018, the scheme is said to be the first internationally recognized measure for navigation in polar waters approved 

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21
May 2018

Russia’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Arrives in the Arctic

Russia’s first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived in the Arctic port of Murmansk in preparation for its maiden mission, providing electricity to an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska.

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16
May 2018

Putin Decrees an Increase in Arctic Traffic

President Vladimir Putin has issued a demand that the amount of traffic flowing through the Arctic Northern Sea Route reach a towering 80 million tons a year by 2024, a figure that exceeds even the most ambitious projections of his government’s ministries.

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14
May 2018

Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum Launches Public Web Portal

The Arctic Council’s Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum has launched a public Web Portal to assist in the effective implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code).

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5
May 2018

Call to Reduce Ship Speed for Arctic Whales

A new study led by University of Victoria marine biologist Lauren McWhinnie calls for precautionary measures to minimize the negative impacts of increased vessel traffic in the Arctic, such as noise and ship strikes, as climate change brings a longer ice-free season.

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