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The Krasin icebreaker has completed the provision of shipments on the routes of the Northern Sea Route in the eastern region of the Arctic

Icebreaker Krasin, managed by Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO, the base company of the FESCO transport group), has completed the provision of pilotage along the Northern Sea Route in the eastern region of the Arctic, the press service of the shipping company reported.

The icebreaker operated in the eastern region of the Arctic from 21 July to 13 November 2014 on request of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation, providing wiring for ships that transport goods and containers to the ports and points of northern Chukotka and Yakutia.

During the navigation period, Krasin provided pilotage for 37 ships, which brought 126,495 thousand tons of cargo to the ports of the Arctic and removed 100,964 thousand tons.

In addition to the icebreaker in the Arctic transportation of the summer-autumn season of 2014, cargo vessels of FESCO, having an ice class, were involved.

The voyages along the Northern Sea Route were made by the universal dry cargo vessels FESCO Pioneer, FESCO Primorye, Ussuri, the diesel-electric ship Vasily Golovnin, the timber carrier Abakan and the SCF Amur time-charter tanker.

The message says that, despite the standard terms of the beginning of navigation, FESCO, taking into account the numerous applications of the shipowners of the transport fleet, will begin navigation in the eastern region of the Arctic for 5 days earlier.

The icebreaker Krasin will arrive at the base port of Vladivostok on November 21, and on November 26, together with another icebreaker operated by the FESCO, Admiral Makarov, is to be chartered by Exxon Neftegaz Limited.

In just a few days, the shipping company's employees will have to prepare the Krasin for the next voyage: carry out scheduled maintenance and repair work, change the crew, receive the missing supplies, replenish food and water.

The report notes that in the winter navigation 2014-2015 years. icebreakers FESCO will be involved in the annual project for the wiring of large-capacity tankers in the Tatar Strait.

The FESCO Transport Group is one of the largest owners and operators of port infrastructure in Russia with an integrated railway and logistics business, primarily focused on intermodal container cargo transportation. The group owns OJSC Vladivostok Commercial Sea Port (the largest stevedoring company in the port of Vladivostok), railway operator Transgarant and a share in CJSC Russkaya Troika. In addition, FESCO owns and leases about 36 thousand containers.

FESCO owns a fleet of various types of vessels that are used by FESCO's linear-logistics division. The fleet of the group currently has an 23 vessel with a total deadweight of about 300 thousand tons. Also in the FESCO department are 4 icebreakers.

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