Eighteen percent of Russia’s territory is occupied by the Arctic zone, therefore the development of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) and the entire region is extremely important. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a conversation with cadets while visiting the Far Eastern Maritime Training Center of the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University.
According to him, in 2024, it is planned to transport 80 million tons of cargo along the NSR.
“The Northern Sea Route has great prospects, and it is no coincidence that many states want to come here and work, use this route. Moving goods along the Northern Sea Route significantly reduces the price of goods for the final consumer. This is the whole point, ”Putin said.
In 2018, the leader of Russia set a goal to increase the average annual traffic volume along the Northern Sea Route from 30 to 80 million tons in 2024.
In 2019, 37 ships passed through the Northern Sea Route, while in 2020 this figure increased to 62.
It is worth noting that the container ship covers the distance from Tokyo to Hamburg via the Suez Canal in approximately 48 days, while the movement of the vessel along the NSR takes 35 days.
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