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Latest news


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


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

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.