Cargo traffic through NSR in 2017 grew by 36% Y-o-Y to 9.9 mln t
Cargo traffic through the Northern Sea Route in 2017 grew by 36%, year-on-year, to 9.9 million tonnes, Sergey Kukushkin, Acting Head of NSR Administration, said at the International Arctic Summit “Arctic and offshore projects: prospects, innovations and regional development” in Saint-Petersburg. According to him, the growth should be attributed to shipment of 6 million tonnes of oil from the Novoportovskoye field.
Transit transportation fell by 10% to 194,360 tonnes. The number of transit voyages grew from 18 voyages (including 1 voyage in ballast) in 2016 grew to 29 transit voyages (including 10 voyages in ballast). In 2017, transit of liquid bulk cargo totaled 90,500 tonnes including 75,600 tonnes of LNG. Transit of general cargo totaled 76,100 tonnes.
As of today, the organisation is about to complete its plans on arranging cooperation of Russia’s rescue services during search and rescue operations in the Russian area of the Arctic.