Western governments have reportedly raised fears that Russia and China will take advantage of geopolitical tumult by increasing their influence over the resource-rich Arctic region ... China unveiled plans in 2018 to create a 'PolarSilkRoad' by developing Arctic shipping routes.
Western governments have reportedly raised fears that Russia and China will take advantage of geopolitical tumult by increasing their influence over the resource-rich Arctic region ... Read more Russia issues warning over Arctic Council ... China unveiled plans in 2018 to create a ‘PolarSilkRoad’ by developing Arctic shipping routes.
Summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean might be a thing of the past by the 2030s, no matter what we do to curb emissions of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming, an international study released Tuesday suggests ... Would this open the Arctic for shipping and mining? ... This can be beneficial by reducing the shipping industry’s carbon footprint.
“We are basically saying it has become too late to save the Arctic summer sea ice ... Meanwhile, Arctic Sea ice loss will open this pristine region to activities such as shipping ... Shipping is still burning fossil fuels and an increase of vessels operating in the Arctic would introduce additional emissions in the region the scientists warn.
A sea ice-free Arctic could also lead to an increase in commercial shipping as new routes open up, which would have a knock-on effect. According to last year’s annual Arctic report card by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a surge in shipping traffic would lead to more emissions and pollution in the region.
As part of measures to circumvent the impacts of Western economic sanctions and to support the growth of the North Sea Route, Russia has opened one of its strategic ports in the Arctic to foreign cargo ships ...Previously, only the Arctic ports of Arkhangelsk and Murmansk were designated as “international ports” and open to foreign ships.
Cruise line Hurtigruten Norway has unveiled pictures of its first zero-emission ship - and it features extraordinary retractable sails fitted with solar panels ... The ship will run on a combination of energy from 60-megawatt battery and wind technology, charging up with renewable energy when it's docked in port.
The Arctic could be without sea ice sooner than originally projected, according to new findings ... The Nature Communications study analyzed Arctic sea ice changes from 1979 to 2019 ... It would also create more shipping trade routes near the Arctic, further expanding the opportunities for emissions.
The Biden administration on Thursday approved exports of liquefied natural gas from the AlaskaLNG project that one day could help the United States compete with Russia to ship natural gas from the Arctic to Asia....
Then there are ships like the new Swan HellenicDiana... It’s an expedition ship, built to go into smaller ports the giant ships can’t reach – including destinations in the Arctic and Antarctic ... Other voyages include speakers on subjects ranging from arctic exploration to Viking raids to World War II commando operations.
According to the shipyard, some of this steel will be up to 60-millimeters thick, to enable the ship to safely navigate through the multi-year ice that is found in the Arctic ... They are highlighting that the PolarIcebreaker will be an incredibly complex ship, designed to operate ...
Specializes in security and geopolitics in the Arctic and Baltic Sea regions, as well as large corporates such as brewer Carlsberg and shipping group A.P ... His most impactful reporting on Arctic issues include a report on how NATO allies are slowly waking up to Russian supremacy in ...