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Latest news


Experts of State Commission discuss development of united transport and logistics operator

Scientific-and-Expert and Business Councils of State Commission on Arctic development will meet jointly in order to discuss development of united transport and logistics operator


Dmitry Smirnov appointed to head the NSR Administration

Dmitry Smirnov was appointed to the position of the Head of the NSR Administration from 19th April 2016


New tug for port services in Sabetta

On 19th April, after successful completion of sea trials, the tug “Pur” (belonged to Rosatomflot) left Novorossiysk and set a course to port of registration Murmansk


Test on the NSR for new icebreakers

New diesel-electric icebreakers “Vladivostok” and “Murmansk” (project 21900 M) have been constructed at the Vyborg Shipyard for Rosmorport company. Now they are going to meet trial on the NSR.

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.