AECO growth continues

July 9th, 2014

AECO welcomes three new members this week. The membership growth continues and AECO has had a more than 30% increase in number of members since the Annual meeting in October 2013.  Last week AECO also passed a new milestone as our first category B member entered the association. Category B members are conventional cruise operators […]

Clean Up Svalbard

July 7th, 2014

AECO would like to help the Arctic environment. Sea transported garbage is an increasing problem in the Arctic. Northbound sea currents are transporting an increased amount of garbage from all over the world to the pristine and vulnerable Arctic. Polluted beaches …in the Arctic is not a pretty sight, but what is worse is that […]

Canadian cruise requirements are out of control

July 4th, 2014

More than 35 different Canadian authorities require more than 50 different applications and permits from cruise operators before they are allowed to visit Arctic Canada. This keeps cruise operators, visitors and economic activities away from Canada. Cumbersome, expensive and problematic This week AECO (the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators) sent an open letter to […]

Delver Agents joins AECO

July 3rd, 2014

The owners of Sealand Ship Agents & Suppliers in Ushuaia have recently established Delver Agents in Seattle, USA. Sealand assists expedition cruise vessels in Antarctica. With the new Delver Agents in Seattle the plan is to offer services to their clients in the northern hemisphere. Many of the operators who are members of AECO operates […]