For the first time ever, a commercial ship will use the Northern Sea Route as a transit passage. The transit concerns the transportation of coal from Canada to Finland, and Danish pioneer Nordic Bulk Carriers A/S is the one doing the job. The route enables lower fuel consumption, less CO2 emissions and a bigger cargo, writes the Danish Shipowners' Association on its website.
One of the world's only modern ice-class bulkers, MV Nordic Orion, will carry 73,500 tons of coal to Finland via the Northern Sea Route.
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