Shipping Routes

Shipping magnate creates history

Norwegians have historically charted unforgiving waters to establish trade routes - and the tradition continues today with one shipping magnate pioneering a new nautical passage to China.

Friday, 27 May, 2011, 12:00am

Interest rising in Arctic route, pioneer says

Shipping companies and charterers are showing growing interest in using the northern sea route through Arctic waters between Europe and Asia, says the head of the shipping firm that helped pioneer the trade lane.

16 May 2011 - 12:00am

HK-flagged ship to blaze Arctic route

A cargo ship flying Hong Kong's Bauhinia flag and carrying 41,000 tonnes of iron ore will make maritime history this weekend when it sets sail from Norway on a voyage through Russia's Arctic wastes to China.

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Warming's cold comfort

Nearly all the stories we hear about climate change are negative. They describe how changes to the earth's weather will hurt both the animals and humans that inhabit the planet. But there are also some climate change winners.

1 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Sense of achievement

Silent Sound has crossed the Arctic Circle - this means we have completed the Northwest Passage and are leaving the Arctic behind us as we head south and towards home.

We entered the Arctic via the Bering Sea about two months ago, and since then we've seen a lot of ice and learned a lot about the Canadian North. We feel a real sense of accomplishment.

5 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

All set for epic voyage

A small crew of sailors will navigate a boat through the Canadian Arctic, where icebergs and polar bears still rule the land. I am the captain of the Silent Sound, and I will be telling you stories about the expedition - which starts on Saturday - through the summer.

2 Jun 2009 - 12:00am