Industry News

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10
Apr 2018

The Polar Code, One Year On

On January 1, 2017, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Polar Code came into effect. The functional, risk-based Code establishes mandatory regulations and standards for vessels operating in ice-covered waters to, in its own words, “Provide for safe ship operation and the protection of the polar environment by addressing risks present in polar waters and not adequately mitigated by other instruments of the Organization.”

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5
Apr 2018

New briefings back Arctic-wide HFO regulation

A series of new briefings which look at the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic suggest that a region-wide regulation regardless of flag would offer the best protection against pollution.

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3
Apr 2018

Who is Using Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic?

Dr. Bryan Comer of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has examined the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic by flag state and ship type.

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28
Mar 2018

Arctic Ocean Ice Near Record Low for Winter, Boost for Shipping

Winter sea ice on the Arctic Ocean covered the second smallest area on record this year, part of a thaw that is opening the region to shipping and oil exploration and may be disrupting weather far to the south.

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20
Mar 2018

Aker Arctic and ICEYE team to improve ice navigation safety

Finnish companies Aker Arctic Technology, the world leader in ice-going vessel design and engineering, and ICEYE, the leader in synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology for microsatellites, have joined forces to develop and provide satellite ice information and related services for customers operating in icy conditions.

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