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MSC opts out of sailing on Northern Sea Route

MSC now announces that, like competitors Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM, it will not use the Northern Sea Route to ship containers between North Europe and Asia. Maersk has previously made a test voyage, but has no immediate plans of sailing on the route.

Tanker sets new record on the Northern Sea Route

Sovcomflot's huge LNG tanker vessel Christophe de Margerie (photo) has set a new time record for sailing north of Russia in July from the Yamal Peninsula to the Bering Strait without assistance from ice-breakers.

Sovcomflot completes rare Arctic voyage

Accompanied by a nuclear icebreaker, Russian tanker carrier Sovcomflot has, in a three-vessel convoy, transited the Northern Sea Route as the first ever to do so this late in the season.

Low oil price puts an end to Arctic shipping route

The amount of cargo transported through the Northeast Passage during the ice-free period has plummeted in spite of shipowners being able to trim off thousands of kilometers on journeys from Asia to ports in Europe, according to new data.

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