NSR Cargo Traffic To Significantly Increase Up To 80 mt/year

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  • Thousands of tons of cargo to be transported via Russian Arctic sea route in 2020.
  • World’s largest sailing ship, ‘Sedov’, arriving at the Russian Far Eastern port of Vladivostok.
  • Sedov taking part in the round-the-world voyage will sail further to Kaliningrad along the Northern Sea Route. 
  • Northern Sea Route to be proven safe for civilian shipping, not just oil and gas transportation, but also general cargo and fish products. 
  • Plans to have NSR cargo traffic significantly increased up to 80 million tons a year. 

Russian Arctic sea route in 2020 to be used to transport thousands of tons of cargo, reports RT.com.

Northern Sea Route 

According to Petr Savchuk, Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Fishery Agency, about 12,000 tons of cargo is planned to be transported via Russia’s Northern Sea Route (NSR) in 2020.

Sailing ship arrival ceremony

Savchuk attended the official ceremony to mark the world’s largest sailing ship, ‘Sedov’, arriving at the Russian Far Eastern port of Vladivostok. 

Sedov’s NSR sail

The sailboat, which is taking part in the round-the-world voyage, will sail further to Kaliningrad along the Northern Sea Route. 

Safe for civilian shipping

According to Savchuk, ‘Sedov’ sailing along NSR is an important event as it will pave the way for all other ships and prove that the Northern Sea Route is safe for civilian shipping.

Savchuk added that it doesn’t mean only oil and gas transportation, but also general cargo and fish products. 

NSR – a major trade route 

The NSR, which stretches the entire length of Russia’s Arctic and Far East regions, is expected to become a major trade route for goods shipped between Europe and Asia.

According to President Vladimir Putin, the route is “the key to the development of the Russian Arctic regions of the Far East,” and the goal is to make it a “truly global, competitive transport artery.” 

NSR cargo traffic 

Putin plans on having NSR cargo traffic significantly increased up to 80 million tons a year. Ships will mainly transport liquefied natural gas, oil, and coal.

Benefits of NSR

The Arctic route from Southeast Asia to Europe cuts transportation time in half, compared to traditional routes through the Suez and Panama canals. In Soviet times, it was used mainly to supply goods to isolated settlements in the Arctic.

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Source: RT.com

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