Special licensing for the trip has been granted to one of the world's few modern ice-class bulk carriers - MV Nordic Orion - which is carrying 73,500 tons of coal through Arctic waters to Finland.
"We are very excited about this historic voyage, which has been a dream and ambition for several years," says Christian Bonfils, managing director in Nordic Bulk Carriers A/S. "We have deep respect towards these important Arctic waters and have planned this voyage in close coordination with Transport Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard to ensure a safe execution."
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