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Latest news


Nuclear lighter carrier “Sevmorput” came back from Franz Josef Land

On November 6, the nuclear lighter containership “Sevmorput” moored at Atomflot berth. The crew of the unique vessel with nuclear power plant finished the voyage to Franz Josef Land archipelago.


Nuclear icebreaker “50 let Pobedy” removed research vessel “Viktor Buynitskiy” from ice pressure

Nuclear icebreaker “50 let Pobedy” finished a rescue operation to remove the research vessel “Viktor Buynitskiy” from multi-year ice


Rosatomflot’ workers are “Honorary citizens of Murmansk”

General Director of Russia’s nuclear icebreaker fleet Vyacheslav Ruksha and Fleet Operations Deputy to General Director Andrey Smirnov were awarded with the city’s highest award


New Arctic shuttle tanker got the name in Busan

Naming of Arctic shuttle tanker “Shturman Malygin” was on the 28th of September on the shipyard «Samsung Heavy Industries» in Busan

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.