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Container ship to become the first to take Arctic sea route north of Russia

by Futures Centre, Aug 28
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A Danish ship sailing from Vladivostok, Russia is set to become the first container ship to tackle the Arctic sea route north of Russia.

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The Venta Maersk, owned by the Danish Maersk Line which will be carrying 3,600 containers transporting frozen fish and other refrigerated and general cargo, hopes to reach St Petersburg by late September. The journey, which is expected to be fourteen days shorter than the conventional route via the Suez Canal is a trial passage and data will be collected to see if the Northern Sea Route is economically viable.

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