Photos: Venta Maersk’s Passage of the Northern Sea Route

On 22 August 2018, the Maersk Line feeder ship Venta Maersk departed from the port of Vladivostok in Russia for its maiden voyage to northern Europe, where it will enter service in the North and Baltic Seas.  However, instead of taking the usual route through the Suez Canal, the Venta Maersk headed north to the Bering Sea. For the first time in the history of the … [Read more...]

Maersk Containership Completes Historic Passage of Northern Sea Route

The container ship Venta Maersk arrived in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Friday after completing its historic one-off passage of the Northern Sea Route from Asia to Europe.  Venta Maersk, one of Maersk Line’s new Baltic feeder vessels, embarked on her voyage on 22 August 2018 in the port of Vladivostok, Russia. The route included stops in Vostochny and Busan, before … [Read more...]

ESL Shipping’s New Eco Bulkers to Transit Northern Sea Route to Baltic Sea

Finnish shipping company ESL Shipping will send its two new eco-friendly bulk carriers through the Northern Sea Route to Baltic Sea for their maiden voyage from the shipyard. The two vessels, named Vikki and Haaga, are described as the world's most eco-friend bulk carriers. Vikki was delivered this week from the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China, following delivery of … [Read more...]

Maersk Sends First Containership Through Arctic Route

For Maersk, the trip the Northern Sea Route is a one-off trial for now. But, as climate change makes the Arctic route more accessible, there's growing interest that it could become a viable alternative to the Suez Canal, particularly from Russia. By Stine Jacobsen COPENHAGEN, Aug 24 (Reuters) - A Maersk vessel loaded with Russian fish and South Korean electronics will next … [Read more...]

Maersk Feeder Ship to Transit Northern Sea Route

Danish shipping giant Maersk is getting ready to send one of its newbuild ice-class feeder ships through the Northern Sea Route - a first for the world's largest shipping company. The trip through the NSR will be one-time occurrence as the ship, named Venta Maersk, makes its maiden voyage from China to Northern Europe.  Delivered July 11th, Venta Maersk is the fourth … [Read more...]