The freight traffic of the Northern Sea Route totaled 34.85 million tonnes in 2021

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The 2020 result was exceeded by 2 million tonnes

In January-December 2021, freight traffic on the Northern Sea Route amounted to 34.85 million tonnes, says the press center of the state-owned company “Rosatom”.

“The results of freight traffic on the Northern Sea Route in 2021 have been summarized. It totaled 34.85 million tonnes, ”said Maxim Kulinko, deputy director of the Northern Rosatom Sea Route Directorate.

This is almost 2 million tonnes more than the result of 2020, when 32.97 million tonnes of goods were transported along the Northern Sea Route.

The figures were confirmed by the Northern Sea Route Administration subordinate to the Rosmorrechflot of the Russian Ministry of Transport.

According to the summary of the Federal Northern Sea Route Development Project, the target for 2021 was 32 million tonnes.

The prime contractor for the federal “Northern Sea Route” project is Rosatom. In 2018, authorities approved federal law, giving Rosatom Corporation powers in the development and operation of the NSR. The management of the Northern Sea Route is based on the “two keys” principle – the Russian Ministry of Transport is responsible for laws and regulations, and the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom is responsible for commercial and economic activity.

The objective of the federal project “Development of the Northern Sea Route” is to create an infrastructure to increase freight traffic to 80 million tonnes in 2024 and 110 million tonnes by 2030, as well as to increase the capacity total seaports to 110 and 115 million tons, respectively.

It is included in the comprehensive plan for the modernization and expansion of the main infrastructure for the period up to 2024, drawn up in accordance with the Decree of the President of Russia of May 7, 2018 No. 204 “On National Goals and strategic objectives of the development of the Russian Federation for the period until 2024 “.

Rosatom chief Alexei Likhachev, speaking at the Eastern Economic Forum, noted that the total volume of freight transport on the Great Northern Sea Route (from Murmansk to Vladivostok) will reach 250 million tons per year after 2035.

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