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Eco Shipping is engaged in regular domestic shipping across the coastline of the White, Barents, Kara Seas, and Far North islands. The Company delivers cargoes for national infrastructure construction projects in Arctic regions and supplies to frontier posts and meteorological stations throughout the Arctic Basin.
Shipping via the Northern Sea Route
Our fleet combines all features necessary to ship cargoes of all types such as general, oversized, heavy-weight, bulk, dangerous cargoes as well as machinery and equipment along the Northern Sea Route.
Shipping destinations include all locations along the mainland coast from the Kara Strait to the Chukchi Sea. The streamlined logistics of this line is the best solution considering climate conditions and seasonal variations.
Off-shore unloading onto the beach
The Company's key priority area of activity is freight shipping across the northern Arctic Basin where cargo unloading onto the beach is carried out in a self-sufficient way. This is achieved by having small vessels in the support fleet which are capable of operating in shallowest waters under severe arctic conditions.
The experience in managing and implementing operations of self-unloading onto the beach or fast ice in the open sea has many times helped the Company successfully accomplish all transportation tasks.
We ship export and import products of sawmills and pulp and paper mills such as timber, pulp, pellets, as well as scrap metal to Europe and Asia on a year-round basis. We ship transit cargoes from European ports to Arctic destinations through the port of Arkhangelsk.
- Atlantic Ocean
- Baltic Sea
- Barents Sea
- White Sea
- Indian Ocean
- Kara Sea
- Laptev Sea
- North Sea
- Mediterranean Sea
- Black Sea
- Franz Josef Land Archipelago
- Belushya Guba
- Alexandra Land
- Kara Strait
- New Siberian Islands
- Wrangel Island
- Kolguyev Island
- Kotelny Island
- Vilkitsky Strait
- Khatanga Gulf
Northern sea route:
The Atlantic Ocean ranks first in the volume of sea freight among all ocean basins (1/2 of all sea freight volume). Largest European and American sea ports (2/3 of all ports) are located along its coastline. A number of sea shipping routes have developed:
- North Atlantic (the world’s largest), linking Europe with North America.
- South Atlantic, linking Europe with South America.
- West Atlantic, linking Europe with Africa.
The Baltic Sea is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean occupying a shallow depression between the Scandinavian Peninsula and European continent. The Baltic Sea is connected to the ocean by the Danish Straits and the North Sea.
The Barents Sea is an outlying sea of the Arctic Ocean bordered by Russia and Norway. It is bounded by the northern coast of Europe and the archipelagoes of Spitsbergen, Franz Josef Land, and Novaya Zemlya. The sea covers the continental shelf. Influenced by the North Atlantic Drift, the southwestern part of the sea remains ice-free in winter. Its southeastern extension is known as the Pechora Sea. The Barents Sea is very important for fishing and shipping, with two major ports –– Murmansk and Vardø –– located on its coast.
The White Sea is an inland sea in the north of the European part of Russia that belongs to the Arctic Ocean. The port of Arkhangelsk accounts for most freight traffic in the White Sea. It is the starting point of sea voyages to Murmansk and Dikson, to the Barents Sea archipelagoes, and other minor ports of the Far North.
The Indian Ocean ranks third in the volume of sea freight and is bordered by 30 countries with a total population of one billion people. Its busiest freight traffic routes pass through the Persian Gulf area.
The Kara Sea is an outlying sea of the Arctic Ocean located in the Russian North. Its coastline is very sparsely populated, with Dikson of Krasnoyarsk Krai being the only sea port. The Kara Sea is bounded by the islands of Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya, and Franz Josef Land as well as by the northern coast of the Russian Federation. The Kara Sea lies mainly on the shelf, so there are numerous islands in the region. The largest inflowing rivers are the Yenisei, Taz, and Ob. It is one of Russia’s coldest seas, with water temperatures above zero Celsius occurring only in river mouths (in summer). For most of the year the sea is covered with ice.
The Laptev Sea is an outlying sea of the Arctic Ocean located between the northern coast of Siberia on the south, the Taimyr Peninsula and the islands of Severnaya Zemlya on the west and the New Siberian Islands on the east.
The North Sea is a shallow shelf sea of the Atlantic Ocean bounded by the coasts of the Northern Europe. It is located between the British Isles in the west, the Jutland and Scandinavian Peninsulas in the east, and the continental Europe in the south. The sea is bordered by Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom. Major ports include Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Antwerp, London, Hamburg, Oslo, Bergen.
An intercontinental sea of the Atlantic Ocean that is connected to the ocean by the Strait of Gibraltar in the west and is projecting inland between Europe, Africa, and Asia.
The Mediterranean is divided into a number of smaller seas such as the Alboran, Balearic, Ligurian, Tyrrhenian, Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean Seas, and the Sea of Crete. The Mediterranean Sea Basin includes the Sea of Marmara, the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. The seas of the Mediterranean Sea Basin are bordered by 21 countries:
Europe (from west to east): Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus; Asia (from north to south): Turkey, Syria, Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel; Africa (from east to west): Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco. In the north-east, the Mediterranean Sea is connected to the Sea of Marmara by the Dardanelles and onwards to the Black Sea by the Bosphorus, in the south-east it is connected to the Red Sea by the Suez Canal.
A marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean. It is connected to the Sea of Marmara by the Bosphorus and then to the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas by the Dardanelles (the two straits are often called the Black Sea Straits). The Strait of Kerch connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov. The Crimean Peninsula protrudes far into the sea from the north. A natural water boundary separating Europe and Asia stretches across the Black Sea surface.
The port of Arkhangelsk is situated at the delta of the Northern Dvina River flowing into the Dvina Bay of the White Sea. The Northern Dvina River is navigable and serves as a waterway during the summer period. The winter navigation period starts as the river freezes (in November-December). It becomes ice-free by the end of April or beginning of May. During the winter season, ships cross the sea to reach Arkhangelsk with icebreaker support.
Our ships are loaded and unloaded at the Solombala Terminal Transport and Logistics Hub. The terminal handles all types of cargo to be shipped to the ports Amderma, Dikson, Dudinka, Igarka, Tiksi, Khatanga, Pevek, and other localities in the White and Barents Seas and along the Arctic coastline. Pulp, cardboard, paper, scrap metal, timber, food commodities and other general export and import cargo is also handled there.
Franz Josef Land Archipelago
Franz Josef Land is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean in the north of Europe. Being part of Russia’s Arctic dominion, it falls administratively into Primorsky District of Arkhangelsk Oblast. It consists of 192 islands with a total land area of 16,134 square kilometers.
An urban-type settlement in Arkhangelsk Oblast of the Russian Federation and the main permanently populated locality of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. It is the administrative center of Novaya Zemlya Municipality and District. Northeast of Belushya Guba is the settlement of Rogachevo. Belushya Guba is located in the border security zone.
The settlement is located in the south-western part of Yuzhny Island of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago on the Gusinaya Zemlya peninsula, on the coast of the Belushya Guba Bay.
Alexandra Land is one of the largest island of the Franz Josef Land archipelago. It belongs to Arkhangelsk Oblast and lies within the boundaries of the federal nature reserve. Currently a frontier post is based on the island.
The Kara Strait is a strait between the islands of Vaygach and Novaya Zemlya (Russia) that connects the Barents Sea and the Kara Sea. It serves as a passage along the southern track of the Northern Sea Route, leading to Cape Chelyuskin.
Located on the Kola Peninsula on the Barents Sea coast, the port of Murmansk is the world’s largest sea port north of the Arctic Circle. Murmansk is Russia’s northernmost ice-free port.
New Siberian Islands
The islands, a Russia-owned archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea, administratively belong to Yakutia.
The New Siberian Islands are located within the protective zone of the Ust-Lensky National Nature Reserve.
The archipelago consists of three groups of islands: the Lyakhovskye Islands, Anzhu Islands, and De Long Islands.
A Russian island in the Arctic Ocean between the Chukchi Sea and the East Siberian Sea.
An island in the Arctic Ocean lying in the east of the Barents Sea. Administratively, it is part of Russia’s Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
Kotelny Island belongs to the New Siberian Islands and is the largest in this group of islands.
A strait separating the Taimyr Peninsula and the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago and connecting the Kara Sea and the Laptev Sea. The length of the Vilkitsky Strait is 130 km and the width at the narrowest point between Cape Chelyuskin and Cape Taimyr on Bolshevik Island is 56 km.
The Khatanga Gulf or the Gulf of Khatanga is part of the Laptev Sea into which the Khatanga River flows. The gulf extends over a length of over 200 km with a maximum width of about 50 km. It is divided into two straits, Eastern and Northern, by Bolshoy Begichev Island located in the gulf. The Kozhevnikov Bay is situated in the western part of the Khatanga Gulf. For most of the year the gulf is covered with ice.
A peninsula in the north of Western Siberia located in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The peninsula has a length of 700 km and a width of up to 240 km. It is bordered by the Kara Sea and the Gulf of Ob.
One of the largest bays of the Kara Sea located in its south-eastern part between the Yugorsky and Yamal Peninsulas.
The sea port of Varandey is located on the coast of the Barents Sea near the Varandey Bay. It serves as an oil export terminal for the sea transportation of oil produced in the north of Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The port of Varandey receives ice-class vessels throughout the year.
The sea port of Dikson is situated in the south-eastern part of the Kara Sea at the mouth of the Yenisei Gulf. The summer navigation window is from mid-August until the end of September. The winter navigation is possible for the rest of the year with icebreaker support.
The sea port of Dudinka stands on the right bank of the Yenisei River at the mouth of its tributary, the Dudinka River. The navigation at the port is almost year round with the exception of the spring breakup period (from the end of May until the end of June) when the seaport berths are submerged. In winter cargo ships navigate with icebreaker assistance.
The sea port of Zeleniy Mys is located 3 km away from Chersky settlement (Sakha (Yakutia) Republic) on the right embankment of Kolyma river, 130km away from its delta, and is of high strategic importance.
An arctic port lying on the bank of the Igarka branch of the Yenisei River within the town of Igarka in Krasnoyarsk Krai. It is the southernmost port on the Yenisei River which is accessible for seagoing vessels.
Mys Kamenny is one of our Company’s sea shipping directions. Mys Kamenny is a rural locality in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug lying on the coast of the Yamal Peninsula on the left shore of the Gulf of Ob which is the largest bay of the Kara Sea separating the Gydan and Yamal Peninsulas. It is customarily divided into three parts with historically determined names: Aeroport (Aviatory) (Airport (Aviators)), Zapolyarnaya Ekspeditsiya (Polar Expedition), and Geologi (Geologists).
The cape named after polar explorer Otto Schmidt and the same-named settlement lie near the Long Strait separating the Chukchi Sea and the East Siberian Sea. Cape Schmidt is accessible by winter roads and by air only. Supplies are largely shipped via the Northern Sea Route. Transport connectivity to Cape Schmidt is by winter roads and by air.
An archipelago in the Arctic Ocean between the Barents Sea and the Kara Sea. It is incorporated within Russia’s Arkhangelsk Oblast as the Novaya Zemlya Municipality. The archipelago is composed of two large island, Severny and Yuzhny, which are separated by a narrow (2-3 km wide) strait known as Matochkin Shar and numerous relatively smaller islands, the largest of them being Mezhdusharsky Island.
The sea port of Pevek lies on the coast of the East Siberian Sea in the Chaunskaya Bay. The port operates during summer navigation only (from the beginning of July until the end of October) and is a base port along the Northern Sea Route. The port of Pevek has three berths with a total length of about 500 m and an auxiliary pier. Ships with a draft of up to 13 m may enter the port.
Cargo shipments by sea to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago have now become of great importance with the setting up of a network of military bases constituting the Arctic Shield. Located in remote arctic areas, the bases accommodating the Navy and other military personnel in service are in need of ongoing sea transport support. The settlement of Rogachevo on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago is one of such bases.
The sea port of Sabetta is located in the north-eastern part of the Yamal Peninsula on the western shore of the Gulf of Ob.
Salmanovskoye oil and gas condensate fieldThe Salmanovskoye (Morning) oil and gas condensate field (NGKM) is located in the northern part of the Gydan Peninsula and partially in the water area of the Gulf of Ob in the Tazovsky District of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District of the Russian Federation.
The sea port of Tiksi is located on the coast of the Laptev Sea near the Lena River delta, on the shore of the Tiksi Bay. The port is available for navigation from mid-July to mid-October and is accessible for ships with a draft of up to 5.6 meters. Ships are handled both at berths and off-shore moorings using special-purpose floating craft and on-board cargo transfer equipment.
The camp of Kharasavey is located in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug on the same-named cape north of Salekhard. It can be reached by navigating the Northern Sea Route via the Kara Sea which is bounded by the cape. Sea freight shipping is virtually the only reliable way of delivering essential commodities to Kharasavey.
The sea port of Khatanga is located on the right bank of the Khatanga River which flows into the Khatanga Gulf of the Laptev Sea, at a distance of 115 mile from its mouth. The port operates during summer navigation only (from mid-June until the end of September).
A vast arctic archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean, the northernmost extremity of Norway. Its administrative center is the town of Longyear. The archipelago and its coastal waters are demilitarized. Due to a special status of the archipelago, only Russia, apart from Norway, carries out substantial, by Arctic standards, economic activities on the archipelago. There is a Russian settlement on the island of West Spitsbergen, the town of Barentsburg, as well as the abandoned towns of Piramida and Grumant.
The airport and well-equipped seaport allow for regular connectivity to the mainland by air and sea.
Sea freight to Spitsbergen is one of our Company’s areas of activity. It is the site of an observatory of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Rosgidromet) and a station of the Polar Geophysical Institute, and they all need supplies on a regular basis. The presence of Russian scientists on the archipelago is in line with the Arctic Support and Development Program and is in the national interest of the Russian Federation in the Far North.