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Latest news


Ice forecast for July

The forecast of types of ice conditions on 7 areas of the Arctic seas for July, 2017


Arctic Shipping Forum 2017

On the 25th of April 2017 on Arctic Shipping Forum 2017, Sergey Balmasov, Head of the CHNL’s Information Office in Murmansk, has presented a short report about ship movements on the NSR in 2016


NSR Rules update. The Polar Code Certificate required to get Permit for NSR navigation.

Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation has confirmed the Order on amendments in Navigation Rules in the waters of the Northern Sea Route


Traffic on the NSR can reach 75 mln tons to 2025

The traffic on the Northern Transport Corridor that includes arctic seas from the Barents and the White to the Chukchi and the Bering seas can reach 75 mln tons per year to 2025

The CHNL 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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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.