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The Tasmanic Winter has nearly finished its voyage from China to Rotterdam via the Northern Sea Route with 24 new vessels on board built at Damen yards in Changde and Yichang.

An icebreaking LNG carrier serving the Yamal LNG project in far North Russia has set a new record transit for July of less than eight days for the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

The ice-breaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Vladimir Rusanov, jointly owned by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and China Cosco Shipping has undertaken its first loading at Yamal LNG in the far north of Russia.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is looking to expand in Arctic shipping with an agreement with the Far East Investment and Export Agency (FEIA) on the development of the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

The importance opening up of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) with the receding of the Polar ice cap should not be exaggerated says Singapore Shipping Association president Esben Poulsson.

The first in Sovcomflot's (SCF) series of icebreaking LNG carriers for the Yamal project has transited the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in just 6.5 days.

Global satellite operator Inmarsat reports that it has been able to demonstrate a consistent shipboard internet connection for its Fleet Xpress service in the Antarctic region.

ABS and China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) have signed an agreement to cooperate on trans-Arctic voyages through the Northeast passage.

Vyacheslav Ruksha, ceo of Rosatomflot (a company of ROSATOM Corporation), explains how Europe-Asia energy shipping via Northern Sea Route is expected grow significantly as the next-generation nuclear-powered ice breakers clear the way for higher trade volumes.

The Northern Sea Route (NSR) offers “limited opportunities” to shipping according to a study by US think tank The Arctic Institute.

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