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Sakhalin Shipping Company shipped 1,500 cargo containers to the Arctic in 2016
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Sakhalin Shipping Company shipped 1,500 cargo containers to the Arctic in 2016

The Sakhalin Shipping Company (SASCO) is winding up its Arctic navigation season. This year, it shipped over 1,500 20-foot containers of freight to the Arctic, Interfax reports with a reference to the company's press service.

"Freight transportation through the eastern part of the Northern Sea Route began on July 15, 2016. The company's container vessels sailed four voyages from China to Pevek. The ship Sasko Avacha is currently finishing its Arctic navigation by sailing to Pevek from America," the report says.

During this navigation season, SASCO shipped over 1,500 20-foot cargo containers to the Arctic. The company's vessels Simushir, Shantar and Sasko Avacha were involved in cargo transportation.

The Sakhalin Shipping Company is the only company that provides year-round shipping from the ports of De-Kastri, Vanino and Sovetskaya Gavan. The fleet consists of 19 ice-class ships (six of which are leased), plus icebreakers, tugs and other auxiliary vessels.