Norlisk-Nickel shipment makes history

- October 19th, 2010

BarrentsObserver.com reports that for the first time ever in history, a metal shipment sailed unassisted by icebreakers through the Northern Sea to arrive in China, greatly reducing travel time.  The story is quoted as saying; The Norilsk-Nickel owned vessel sailed from Murmansk on September 15th and sailed via the port of Dudinka on the Taimyr Peninsula […]

BarrentsObserver.com reports that for the first time ever in history, a metal shipment sailed unassisted by icebreakers through the Northern Sea to arrive in China, greatly reducing travel time. 

The story is quoted as saying;

The Norilsk-Nickel owned vessel sailed from Murmansk on September 15th and sailed via the port of Dudinka on the Taimyr Peninsula to Asia via the north. The diesel-electric cargo vessel ”Monchegorsk” can sail in ice without icebreaker assistance.

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