MOSCOW, Jun. 30 -- The first two vessels carrying Norilsk Nickel's (GMKN.RS) export metal to the world markets will leave the company's Dudinka port on the Yenusey River between July 3 and 6, opening this year's summer navigation, the port authority said Tuesday.
Winter navigation ended May 21, and the port has remained idle, waiting for the ice to break and clear into the Arctic Ocean.
The port authority said two vessels, the Norilski Nickel and the Zapolyarny, were now being loaded at the port's berth, where ice and water had cleared away.
The port will be fully operational July 23, when all the damage caused by the breaking ice will be repaired.