March 31, 2021
The governors of St. Petersburg Metropolitan City, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Sakhalin and Kamchatka Territories proposed to the government to introduce the concept of the “Great Northern Sea Route” and provide it with state support measures. In their opinion, the route from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok will help to increase cargo traffic between regions by sea. The governors sent a letter with this proposal to Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev in February. This letter says that at present the strategic planning for the development of the NSR almost does not cover the transport, logistics and industrial infrastructure of St. Petersburg, the Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Kamchatka and Sakhalin Territories, but the use of this infrastructure makes a significant contribution to the progress of transportation along the Arctic route. The governors noted the prospects of sea transportation regarding to a current low level of the transport networks between these territories. . They believe that the lack of measures of state support for domestic sea transportation is holding back the formation of a stable cargo flow between the constituent entities of Russia by sea.