Northern Sea Route Carrier to be Privatised

Barents Nova
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Photo courtesy of MSCO

The Russian state-owned stake in Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO) will be privatised by the end of 2013.

MSCO assets are composed of fleets of three shipping companies: Murmansk Shipping Company (Murmansk), Northern Sea Shipping Company (Arkhangelsk) and Northern River Shipping Company (Arkhangelsk). The company handles up to 80% of all cargo transported via the Northern Sea Route, reports Barents Nova.

Privatisation of a state-owned 25.5% stake will be completed by the end of 2013 reports Barents Nova citing a recent meeting of the Transport Ministry.  Russian federal agency on property management owns 25.5% stake in the company, while the rest is shared among private companies and people affiliated to MSCO.

Source: Barents Nova


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