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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 July 21 to November 13, 2014 at the request of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation, providing escort for ships that transport cargo and containers to ports and points in northern Chukotka and Yakutia.

During the navigation period, Krasin provided pilotage for 37 vessels, 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, ice-class cargo ships of the FESCO were involved in the Arctic transportation of the summer-autumn season of 2014.

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

The report notes that, despite the standard dates for the start of navigation, the FESCO, taking into account the numerous applications of the shipowners of the transport fleet, will begin navigation in the eastern region of the Arctic 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 message notes that in the winter navigation of 2014-2015. icebreakers DVMP will be involved in the annual project for pilotage of large-capacity tankers in the Tatar Strait.

FESCO Transport Group is one of the largest owners and operators of port infrastructure in Russia with an integrated railway and logistics business, mainly 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 vessels of various types, which are used by the FESCO liner logistics division. The group's fleet currently numbers 23 vessels with a total deadweight of about 300 thousand tons. The FESCO also manages 4 icebreakers.

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