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The environment and Arctic Shipping



July 4, 2018 /

Mariners have known about short cuts to the Pacific via the Arctic for a long time. The Northern Sea Route (NSR), north of Siberia, was discovered 300 years ago, and the Northwest Passage (NWP) has been on the map for more than a century. Although these routes are much shorter than the traditional trading routes from…


Can shipping slash emissions?



April 3, 2018 /

Next week, countries are supposed to finalise a deal on limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) environment meeting in London is expected to set a concrete target for shipping emissions in the coming decades. After the Paris Agreement and a deal on emissions from International Aviation, shipping is…