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NSR navigational season 2014 facts by 22.07.2014:
General info
Permissions issued by NSR Administration  410
Vessels currently operating in the NSR water area 33

Transit statistics
Completed transit voyages   
Cargo transported in transit (thousand tons)       


Latest news


The icebreaker "Krasin" belonging to the Far East Shipping Company (FESCO) left the port of Vladivostok and headed for the Eastern sector of the Arctic.

"Krasin" will serve for escorting vessels mostly carrying general cargo to Chukotka and Yakutia.


The nuclear icebreaker “Vaygach” is escorting the Norwegian diesel icebreaker to Chukotka

The nuclear icebreaker "Vaygach" left the base of FSUE "Atomflot" and took a course to the area of ​​the Cape Zhelaniya. There the shallow-draft vessel will meet the Norwegian diesel icebreaker «Tor Viking» and provide the icebreaking support to the Chukchi Sea.


FTS order on setting tariffs for escort services provided by Atomflot icebreakers at NSR comes into effect

The order of the Federal Tariff Service on setting tariffs for escort services provided by Atomflot icebreakers at the Northern Sea Route comes into effect on April 19, 2014. The order was published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta on April 9, 2014.


The AARI general assessment of expected ice conditions in the Arctic seas in the first half of navigation (June-August)

On the web site of the NSR Administration is published the official information from Roshydromet concerning the expected types of ice conditions for the first half of 2014 navigation year.

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




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