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Latest news


Necessary and sufficient conditions for the development of the Northern Sea Route

The results of tender initiated by the Russian Ministry of Far East Development in December 2015 for implementation of the research project “Development of conceptual frameworks of competitive development model of the Northern Sea Route” were announced today


Achievements in the NSR waters

On the 25th of December at 13:00 icebreaker “Vaygach” finished the passage from Cape Dezhnev to Bely Island via the Northern Sea Route


Ministry for Development of Russian Far East prepares the NSR development model up to July 2016

Ministry for Development of Russian Far East jointly with foreign consultants will prepare financial and economic development model for the Northern Sea Route (NSR) up to 2016. This was announced by the Minister, Aleksandr Galushka, in his interview to “Russia 24” news channel, TASS reports.


Rogozin: Northern Sea Route could become operational round the year

“Russia has all the possibilities to make the Northern Sea Route operational round the year and in any season,” vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin said today at a plenary session of the international forum on the Arctic.

The NSR Information Office is owned and operated by the Centre for High North Logistics (CHNL). The office was established as a joint initiative in June 2011 between CHNL and Rosatomflot, with additional financial support coming from Norwegian Barents Secretariat. Main office is located in Kirkenes, Northern Norway with additional office in Murmansk, Russia. Our objective is to provide businesses and international organizations with relevant and practical information in English for planning and arranging transit voyages on the Northern Sea Route (NSR). Most of our information is collected from various Russian sources, including the new NSR Administration in Moscow. We hope that the information presented on our webpages will be useful. If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact us.   NSR ice concentration




NSR IO: Northern Sea Route Information Office / E-mail: sergey@chnl.no / Phone: Murmansk, Russia +7-911-310-90-69 / Kirkenes, Norway: +47-954-67-093

Information quoted in this webpage has been obtained from a variety of sources. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that details are correct, Center for High North Logistics cannot provide any guarantees thereof. Moreover, neither CHNL nor any of its offices and employees accept any responsibility or liability in negligence or otherwise, howsoever caused, as a result of a visitor to our web site’s relying on the information contained herein.