October 21, 2020 RZhD-Partner: Water transport / News
The volume of cargo transportation along the Northern Sea Route in 2020 will exceed 31 million tons, said Mr. Alexei Likhachev, the head of the state corporation “Rosatom” at the ceremony of raising the national flag on the leading “Arctic” class icebreaker. “I am confident that this year the figure of 31 million tons of transportations along the Northern Sea Route will be overcome,” he said.
In 2019, 31.5 million tons of cargo were transported along the Northern Sea Route. In the first half of 2020 – 14.8 million tons.
The Northern Sea Route is a shipping route, the main communication artery of the Russian Arctic. Passes along the northern shores of Russia along the seas of the Arctic Ocean (Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian and Chukchi seas). The Northern Sea Route connects the European and Far Eastern ports of Russia, as well as the mouths of navigable Siberian rivers into a single transport and logistics system. The length of the route from the Kara Gate Strait to Provideniya Bay is 5600 km. “Rosatom” is the primary operator of the federal project titled “Northern Sea Route”, its declared goal is to develop the Northern Sea Route and increase cargo traffic along it to 80 million tons in 2024.