Mia Bennett

Mia Bennett

Mia Bennett is a frequent contributor to The Maritime Executive magazine. Her research and writing focus on how commodities cycles, globalization, and climate change are affecting trade networks, transportation, and natural resource development in the Arctic.She holds an MPhil in Polar Studies and is currently a PHD candidate in the UCLA Department of Geography.


Alaska Native Corporation Pursues Offshore Oil

By Mia Bennett 2017-07-23 13:43:47

When Shell aborted its $7 billion Arctic drilling efforts in the Beaufort Sea in September 2015, environmentalists breathed a sigh of relief. The multinational...


China Plans Arctic Belt and Road Initiatives

By Mia Bennett 2017-07-03 19:40:56

When China convened its Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in May, most of the attention focused on the initiative’s plans for transportation infrastructure across the...


Remembering When the Arctic Was a War Zone

By Mia Bennett 2017-06-12 21:46:17

The media today seems to get a thrill out of announcing that war is around the corner in the Arctic. But 75 years ago, the icebound region really was wracked by battles...


Arctic's Summer Sea Ice Could Be Gone in 20 Years

By Mia Bennett 2017-05-01 21:43:11

Say goodbye to dreams of standing at the top of the world, for you may soon have to swim. A report published last week by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme...

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Cruising's Environmental Impact

By Mia Bennett 2017-03-23 15:15:17

From January/February 2017 Edition The industry strives to go green and atone for past missteps. As the cruise industry expands, so too does its environmental...


The Surrealism of Russia's New Arctic Pipelines

By Mia Bennett 2017-02-02 17:09:50

On January 18, Russia’s state owned gas company, Gazprom, opened a new pipeline stretching from the frozen Bovanenkovskoye gas field of the Yamal Peninsula in Russian...

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Competing for Attention

By Mia Bennett 2016-10-31 14:40:20

Ports expand facilities and polish their image in an effort to attract cruise lines. By Mia Bennett Nearly every year it seems that Royal Caribbean or Norwegian Cruise...


The Sudden Closure of Canada's Only Deepwater Arctic Port

By Mia Bennett 2016-08-07 19:26:37

Arctic shipping is not off to a good start this season. On July 25, the privately owned management company, Omnitrax, announced that it was shutting down the Port of...


As the Arctic Melts, Singapore Rises to the Top

By Mia Bennett 2016-04-11 11:24:40

The small island nation is a case study in how to adapt to changing conditions. By Mia Bennett Singapore sits on the Strait of Malacca, which has served as a key shipping...


Mapping the Arctic's Future While Erasing Its Past

By Mia Bennett 2015-11-11 18:24:36

Last week, Nature Climate Change published a new paper on mapping the future of the Arctic Ocean. The extent of open water in the world’s northernmost sea is expanding,...

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