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MSC reaffirms northern sea route rejection as Russia ramps up Arctic rhetoric

The top three container shipping lines by fleet size reject the NSR. They cite black carbon and other environmental concerns relating to the use of the polar shipping route. This comes after Russia highlighted the Suez Canal disruption to promote the NSR as a viable short cut for east-west trades

‘MSC will not seek to cut through the melting ice of the Arctic to find a new route for commercial shipping. I consider this a position the whole shipping industry must adopt,’ says chief executive Søren Toft

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