Does the Clean Arctic Alliance Want to Prohibit Shipping in the Arctic?

No. In many cases shipping in the Arctic is an essential service. The Clean Arctic Alliance recognizes the importance of shipping to communities in the Arctic. For example, many communities living in the Arctic rely on an annual sealift of dry cargo including cleaning supplies, flour, sugar, and canned goods. For these reasons, the Clean Arctic Alliance is not seeking to ban shipping in the Arctic, but rather to ensure that the highest possible environmental and safety standards are adopted by all shipping sectors operating in the Arctic.