Maersk Line will this week launch the first container ship on an Arctic route
Maersk Line will this week launch the first container ship on an Arctic route over the top of Russia as the world’s biggest carrier of seaborne freight experiments with an alternative to the Suez Canal. The Venta Maersk, a 3,600 container new ice-class ship belonging to the Danish group, will leave Vladivostok in the next few days bound for St Petersburg, which it will reach by the end of September.
Novatek Ships First LNG Cargo to China via Arctic
Russian natural gas producer Novatek delivered on Thursday the first ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to China via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) alongside the Arctic coast, which drastically cuts delivery time to Asian consumers.
The shipments of LNG from Yamal LNG project via the NSR to China cuts transportation time and costs in comparison to other routes such as Suez Canal.
Wärtsilä provides financial predictability and ensures the MARPOL compliance of vessels managed by Wilhelmsen Ship Management
The technology group Wärtsilä and Norwegian Wilhelmsen Ship Management, a Wilhelmsen group company, have signed a 5-year agreement covering the maintenance of exhaust gas cleaning systems installed in three vessels managed by Wilhelmsen Ship Management. The agreement ensures that the vessels are fully MARPOL compliant and can fulfil the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new, stricter sulphur limits, coming into force on 1 January 2020.