August 17 2023
Only 1% of products manufactured in Kamchatka are transported along the Northern Sea Route today
To improve cargo transportation along the Northern Sea Route (NSR), it is necessary to specialize ships with a larger capacity – 1000 containers and more. This will significantly increase the volumes and regularity of transportation of fish. This opinion was expressed on August 16, 2023 by the Governor of the Kamchatka Vladimir Solodov at a meeting of Russian President with members of the government. The transcript of the speech is available on the Kremlin website.
“We can state that transportation by the Northern Sea Route is competitive and in demand, but its total volume today is only 1% of the products that are manufactured in Kamchatka. In this regard, I believe that it is necessary to specialize ships with a larger capacity on the line – from 1000 containers. This would significantly increase the transportation of fish and improve the regularity. With your support, we are ready to work promptly with Rosatom and the Ministry for the Development of the Far East,” said Vladimir Solodov.
He added that the tariff for the transportation of fish from Kamchatka to Moscow has increased by 40-45%, compared with 2022. In this regard, the region supports the proposal of the head of the Federal Agency for Fishery, Ilya Shestakov, to check the validity of these prices.
“I also consider it necessary to continue the constant development of the system of alternative routes…For three years, together with Rosatom and the Ministry for the Development of the Far East, we have “shaken up” the Northern Sea Route as a mechanism for transporting fish from Kamchatka. This year, once again, the Sevmorput lighter carrier set off with Kamchatka fish, and there will be two voyages this year in total,” the Governor added.