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Latest news


Ministry of Industry and Trade announces tender to project of the world’s biggest icebreaker

Technical project of icebreaker “Leader” (class LK-110Ya), that will provide year round icebreaking support for vessels on the NSR, should be developed expeditiously. Potential developer has a little over a year for the work. Total cost of the icebreaker building in Krylov State Research Centre is estimated at 75-80 bln RUR


Tanker “Shturman Albanov” successfully delivers oil from Novoportovskoe field to Murmansk

Arctic shuttle tanker “Shturman Albanov” has successfully delivered the first large-tonnage shipment of crude oil from Novoportovskoye field to the port of Murmansk


6th International Meeting of Representatives of Arctic Council Member States

Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, N.P. Patrushev, comments on the results of the 6th International Meeting of Representatives of Arctic Council Member States, Observer States and Foreign Scientific Community


Mining to begin in Taimyr at of one of the world’s largest anthracite deposits

The Arctic Mining Company, a subdivision of coal company Vostok-Ugol, has begun mining one of the world's largest high-quality coal (anthracite) deposits on the Taimyr Peninsula in the Krasnoyarsk Territory

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

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