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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


Diesel-electric ship «Vasiliy Golovnin» delivered 2 th. tonnes of cargo to the western sector of the Arctic

Diesel-electric ship “Vasiliy Golovnin” finished a passage to the western sector of the Arctic and delivered more than 2 th. tonnes of the cargo to Golomyanny Island. Now the ship goes to Arkhangelsk port, reported transportation group FESCO to TASS.


Start of oil shipping operations at Vorota Arktiki (Arctic Gate) terminal

Vladimir Putin launched, via videoconference, the loading of the first tanker with oil from the Novoportovskoye field at the new Vorota Arktiki (Arctic Gate) terminal on the Yamal Peninsula


Nuclear lighter carrier «Sevmorput» unloads on fast ice in Temp Bay

Nuclear lighter carrier “Sevmorput” has successfully finished a passage from Murmansk to Temp Bay located at Kotelny Island of the Novosibirskiy Islands archipelago

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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