Nike has launched the Arctic Shipping Pledge, an eco-friendly initiative committed to preserving the Arctic and not using the Northern Sea Route as a shipping channel.
The Clean Arctic Alliance has welcomed the decision from MSC, the second-biggest container shipping line in the world, to not use the Northern Sea Route (NSR) between Europe and Asia.
Russia President Vladimir Putin is looking to launch a state-run container ship operator as part of efforts to make the Northern Sea Route (NSR) economically viable, according to Bloomberg.
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s second-biggest container shipping line, has joined CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd in announcing it will not use the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
Ship Sparta III, the largest container ship in the fleet of Russian Oboronlogistics, has made the delivery of project cargo from China to Europe via the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
The Clean Arctic Alliance (CAA) has called for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Nordic Prime Ministers to support a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic.
Russia has increased its military presence in the Arctic region in a bid to protect its interests in the Northern Sea Route (NSR) with a squadron of Su-34 multi-purpose fighter jets, as well as additional military infrastructure including radars, radio-electronic equipment and missile systems.