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Operation of icebreakers was discussed at the opening of the Russian-Chinese laboratory of polar technologies

September 27 2022 China intends to improve the level of technology for operations in ice conditions St. Petersburg State Maritime Technical University (SPbGMTU) and Harbin Engineering University (HEU) solemnly held an online opening ceremony of the Russian-Chinese laboratory of polar technologies and equipment and the first meeting of the laboratory’s academic council. The Academic Council […]

“Port of Vanino” increased the speed of container handling

September 16, 2022 Vanino Commercial Sea Port (port of Vanino, the largest stevedoring company in the port of the same name in the Khabarovsk Territory), after the introduction of special software has significantly accelerated the acceptance operations in the processing of containers, which allowed to increase the volumes of transshipment, the stevedore said in a […]

Stable ice formation started in the eastern region of the Northern Sea Route

September 16, 2022 In the eastern area of the Northern Sea Route, stable ice formation is expected to start 10-14 days earlier than the multi-year average, and ice conditions are more severe than in 2021. This was reported on the website of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Main Directorate of the Northern Sea Route”, which […]

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Sergei M. Smirnov, PhD

“…it is important for understanding how destructively political decisions can affect the economy, and what do the activities of respected international organizations look like at present. A little over two years ago, the WHO “distinguished itself” by rushing to declare a deadly COVID-19 pandemic and after that essentially withdrew itself from  coordinating efforts in the fight against the disease, not to mention leading the process. The genie has been released from the bottle. Chaotic lockdowns, quarantines, the war of vaccines, etc., dealt a powerful blow to global supply chains, led to a general imbalance in the global economy, shortages and precipitous price increases in a number of its key areas.”


Article by Felix A.Shamrai, Director of Arctic Center St.Petersburg State Marine Technical University: The Northern Sea Transit Corridor As the Future of Russia in Global Logistics
How to reduce the cost of container shipping by 25% and compete with the Suez Canal by developing the domestic Arctic routes. https://marinejournal.info/?p=292

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