Industry News

A selection of links to relevant news articles

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May 2018

China wants to connect Arctic to New Silk Road

China sees great potential in an intermodal route connecting the Arctic to the New Silk Road. The Polar Silk Road, as it is called, is an extension of the Belt and Road Initiative via the Northern Sea route.

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22
Apr 2018

Will China be Green in the Arctic?

For Chinese investment under the Belt and Road Initiative to succeed in the Arctic, it is crucial to protect the vulnerable environment and ensure sustainability, says Dr. Nengye Liu, senior lecturer in law at Australia's University of Adelaide.

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Apr 2018

IMO Moves to Ban HFO from Arctic Shipping

Member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have committed to developing a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping, along with an assessment of the impact of such a ban.

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18
Apr 2018

The Nautical Institute Issues New Guidance for Polar Shipping

The Nautical Institute has published a new edition of its highly acclaimed Polar Ship Operations – A Practical Guide, by Captain Duke Snider FNI.

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12
Apr 2018

Researchers Map Seven Years of Arctic Shipping

The Arctic’s declining sea ice has meant more opportunities for the shipping industry to expand its use of the region that in decades past was unnavigable for the vast majority of the year. (image credit: NASA Earth Observatory)

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