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Scientists encounter vast methane emission in Arctic Waters

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University along with other Russian Universities and research centres are part of the Eastern Arctic expedition and recently recorded a big amount of methane emission in the area of East Siberian Sea.

Yamal LNG shipments through NSR surge in 2019

Novatek, the Russian gas company, announced that during the third quarter of 2019, 15 LNG cargos from the company’s Yamal LNG project were shipped eastbound to the Asian Pacific markets directly through the Northern Sea Route.

Hapag Lloyd declines container services through NSR

Hapag Lloyd joins CMA CGM arguing that the particles produced by the combustion of carbon-based fossils and fuels contribute to global warming, which can in turn harm our ecosystems. Therefore, Hapag Lloyd will decline sailing neither through the Northwest Passage nor the Northeast Passage.

Russian vessel successes transmit through NSR

The largest container vessel in the fleet of Russian carrier Oboronlogistics, Sparta III, successfully delivered cargo from China to Europe via the Northern Sea Route. The carrier in particular, stated that the overall saving on the journey is estimated to be USD $330,000. Moreover, significant savings in fuel and increase of security were also reported since the vessel navigated through pirate-free regions.

MOL, Novatek, JBIC partner on Russian gas transhipment projects across NSR

Novatek, MOL and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) inked a Cooperation Agreement to confirm their intentions to proceed to projects for the construction of a marine LNG transshipment complexes in the territory of Kamchatka and Murmansk region, across the Northern Sea Route. 

Watch: Arctic sea ice touches lowest extent for 2019

Arctic sea ice likely reached its 2019 minimum extent of 1.60 million square miles (4.15 million square kilometers) on 18 September, tied for second lowest summertime extent in the satellite record, according to data provided by NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Largest polar expedition ever to study climate change in central Arctic

A team of scientists supported by the EU have embarked on a year-round expedition to study climate change and the marine ecosystems of the central Arctic ocean. The MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) expedition is the largest polar expedition to date.

COSCO vessel completes voyage through Northern Sea Route

The ship Tian Xi of China’s COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers Co., Ltd. has arrived at Qingdao Port after completing a voyage through the Arctic shipping route. Returning from Finland’s Helsinki, Tian Xi vessel has transported approximately 30,000 tons of high-quality paper pulp back to China.

Partners agree on FID for the Arctic LNG 2 project

The final investment decision (FID) for the Arctic LNG 2 project has been approved by Total, Novatek and other project stakeholders. As Total states, the project is set to have a production capacity of 19.8 million tons per year (Mt/y).

Russia eyes 80 million tons of goods shipped annually via NSR

An annual cargo flow of 80 million tons of cargo are planned to be shipped annually through the Northern Sea Route by 2024, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev told delegates on the sidelines of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) Public Council.

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