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JAN 31: Aurora to Sail Revised Schedule 1/31

Vigor set to buy Seward Ship’s Drydock

Arctic Shipping and Northern Harbors

Arctic Shipping and Northern Harbors

It may come as a surprise to most Americans—and even to many Alaskans—that the Port of Nome is a very busy place. Between May and December, hundreds of vessels make port calls at Nome. And, driven by such geopolitical trends as high demand for gold and other minerals, commodities transshipment, increased oil exploration, and even international tourism, Nome officials are striving to keep port development ahead of demand.

Between Strait and Sea

Between Strait and Sea

During the second half of September last fall, a Danish-owned ice-class bulk carrier, the Nordic Orion, became the first large commercial vessel to traverse the Northwest Passage since the US tanker SS Manhattan in 1969. Embarking from Vancouver in Canada in early September, sailing in waters abutting Alaska and thereafter transiting these Canadian Arctic waters, the Nordic Orion deposited its cargo of 73,500 tons of coking coal at the port of Pori in Finland. For the Danish owner of the vessel, Nordic Bulk Carriers, the voyage proved to be another feather in its cap. In 2010, Nordic Bulk had become the first non-Russian company to sail the Northern Sea Route—spanning the Arctic coast of Russia—when it shipped iron ore from a port in Norway to China.

Richardson Highway Open North of Milepost 18

Richardson Highway Open North of Milepost 18

Strategic Maritime Alliance formed to support Western Alaska and Prince William Sound NTVs

Richardson Highway Valdez Avalanche Updates

Richardson Highway Valdez Avalanche Updates

JAN. 27: MV Aurora to Sail Revised Schedule

Stakeholders Address Transportation Corridors Together

Emergency Weight Restrictions to Affect Kodiak Roads

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