Dmitriy Kobylkin: it needs to load the Northern Sea Route all year round
14:43 4 декабря 2015
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The Northern Sea Route will be loaded all year round owing to transportations of goods from the countries, which have problems with Turkey and Egypt. This information was given by the governor of Yamal Dmitriy Kobylkin.
It needs to load the Northern Sea Route in maximum in order it would work during not 6 months but 12. The talk is also about foreign transportations of those countries, which have problems with Turkey and Egypt, as he explains.
As the head of the region notes, it is necessary to offer the transport corridor both to the domestic market and the foreign one. «Today we have correct geopolitical movements in fulfillment of the Northern Sea Route, as it is completely our corridor», as he underlines.
Chinese companies observe development of the Northern Sea Route. As it is noted by a representative of the Chinese side, use of the Northern Sea Route would help by 2020 to increase cargo turnover of the port of Shanghai on 12 percent.
According to the data of the Ministry for transport of the Russian Federation, cargo stream on the Northern Sea Route by 2020 can tens times grow – up to 65 million tons per year. Last year it made 3 million and 900 thousand tons, 274 thousand tons of them were transit. In comparison to 2013 cargo stream increased on 32 percent. This summer «Gazprom Neft» sent more than 180 thousand tons of oil on the Gulf of Ob and ways of the Northern Sea Route, what is on 60 percent more than in the analogous period of last year, as TASS informs.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in his annual message to the Federal Assembly declares that the Northern Sea Route should become a link between Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. He considers that it is necessary to spread the privileged regime of the free port of Vladivostok on key harbors of the Far East for increase of competitiveness of the Northern Sea Route.