Record cargo traffic noted on Northern Sea Route

Record cargo traffic noted on Northern Sea Route

April 02, 2021

By 2035, the volume of traffic is planned to be increased to 130 million tons.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In 2020, the volume of goods transported along the Northern Sea Route reached 33 million tons. This was announced by the special representative of the Rosatom state atomic energy corporation – deputy chairman of the state commission for the development of the Arctic Vladimir Panov.

“This is a huge work of a large number of people, regions, state corporations and state-owned companies. Since 2014, the figure has increased eightfold. A new cargo fleet is being formed for the Arctic”, Panov noted at the Arctic Ports interregional business forum, which took place in Arkhangelsk.

According to him, by 2030 the volume of cargo on the Northern Sea Route will triple.

“The intensification of traffic along the Northern Sea Route speaks of the demand for this direction, and the volume of traffic will only grow in the future. According to experts’ forecasts, by 2035 they can reach up to 130 million tons per year”, Panov said.

He also said that construction of 16 rescue vessels for the Northern Sea Route will begin this year.

“In 2021, the Ministry of Transport and the Marine Rescue Service will begin construction of 16 new rescue vessels of various types, which will begin to carry rescue readiness in 2023–2025. The vessels will be distributed along the route of the entire Northern Sea Route so as to ensure the safety of navigation along its entire length”, Panov shared.

Earlier, we wrote that the volume of cargo transportation along the Northern Sea Route in January increased by 8.3 percent and amounted to 2.6 million tons. We also reported that the Nornickel company plans to increase traffic along the Northern Sea Route.

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Text: Ekaterina Elkanova, Photo: Vitas Beneta

April 02, 2021

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