The Arctic Council's Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment(PAME) today launched its first Arctic Shipping Status Report.  PAME expects to issue such Reports on a regular basis to facilitate awareness of and share information about Arctic shipping activities. PAME will use its Arctic Ship Traffic Data (ASTD) System to generate these Arctic Shipping Status Reports.

The Report released today provides information on general Arctic shipping trends between 2013 and 2019 and shows how much Arctic ship traffic has increased.  For example, the Report shows that during this six-year period, the number of ships entering the Arctic grew by 25%, and the distance sailed by ships in the Arctic increased by 75%.

Link to the report.

For further information contact the PAME Secretariat: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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