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Year-round Northern Sea Route navigation may be possible by 2030

Navigation along the Northern Sea Route could eventually be possible year-round until 2030, as the climate continues warming, the Head of the Russian State Hydrometeorology University Valery Mikheyev told. He explained that according to forecast, by 2030 NSR’s and its shores will not have ice.

First Yamal LNG cargo shipped to China through NSR

Russian natural gas major Novatek announced, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Novatek Gas and Power Asia Pte. Ltd., that it has shipped its first LNG produced cargo from the Yamal LNG project to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), through the Northern Sea Route, as part of its plans to expand customer base in China.

Ιcebreaker tested new in-built oil recovery system

IB Polaris, a Finnish icebreaker has conducted an oil spill response exercise in the Baltic sea in order to test a new oil recovery system. This in-built oil recovery system enables Polaris to collect 1015 m³ oil with a rate of 200 m³/h in harsh weather and ice conditions. Polaris’ icebreaking capabilities means the vessel can intervene in oil spills in ice infested waters.

Murmansk Shipping signs contract to transfer coal through Arctic

Murmansk Shipping Company signed an important contract concerning a five-year transportation of coal along the Northern Sea Route. The contract, about the transit of coal, was signed between Murmansk Shipping Company and Sibanthracite Overseas, a subsidiary of Russian coal company VostokCoal. 

‘Lomonosov Prospect’ transits Northern Sea Route on LNG

Russian shipping company Sovcomflot announced that its large-capacity LNG-fueled LNG tanker ‘Lomonosov Prospect’ successfully completed a commercial voyage along the Northern Sea Route on 30 October 2018, delivering a cargo of petroleum products from the Republic of Korea to Northern Europe.

Cargo shipping in Russia’s NSR increased five times in five years

Cargo shipping in Russia’s Northern Sea Route has increased about five times since 2013, Aleksandr Kalashnikov, the department head at the Northern Sea Route Administration, reported.  In fact, a total of 13 million tons of cargo has been transported through the route until October 1.

Heavy transport vessel arrives in Rotterdam through the Northern Sea Route

On October 7, the Dutch flag heavy transport vessel BigLift Barentsz arrived in Rotterdam from China, after sailing through the Northern Sea Route. The vessel is designed and built for polar waters. When open, the Northern Sea Route, reduces significantly the distance between China and Europe.

Venta Maersk calls at St. Petersburg concluding passage of Northern Sea Route

On Friday, 28 September 2018, Venta Maersk called the port of Saint Petersburg, Russia, after successfully completing a trial passage of the Northern Sea Route. Venta Maersk started her voyage on 22 August 2018 in the port of Vladivostok, Russia. The ship stopped in Vostochny Stevedoring Company and Busan, before passing through Bering Strait on 6 September 2018 on her way to Bremerhaven.

Arctic: New routes open but challenges ahead 

We heard that in early 2018, the first commercial ship traveled the Northern Sea Route in winter without the assistance of an ice breaker. Indeed, due to the climate change, new trade routes have opened in some areas, however, at the same time the risk of ice in others is getting larger and larger.


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