Cargo traffic on the Northern Sea Route will grow up to 42 million tonnes by 2026
9:57 1 октября 2017
Категории: News in English
The Ministry for natural resources prepared the forecast on amounts of transportation of mineral raw materials (being extracted in the Arctic zone) on waters of the Northern Sea Route till 2030.
Thus, the Ministry forecasts increase in cargo traffic of raw materials by 2026 on existing investment projects up to 42 million tonnes.
The forecast was made on the basis of two scenarios. In the first they considered only approved projects on development of extractive fields. The second scenario supposes additional consideration of license obligations and plans of companies, as it is informed on the website of the Ministry for natural resources.
The received results allow providing correct data necessary for planning of development of transport infrastructure — assessing of need in cargo ships of various sizes and ice classes, defining of tasks of icebreaking support and others.
The preliminary version of the forecast was considered on the meeting of the working group “Ecological safety and rational use of natural resources” of the State Commission on Arctic Development chaired by the Minister for natural resources and environment of Russia Sergey Donskoy. Representatives of specialized ministries and major extracting companies, the governments of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Arkhangelsk Oblast, the administration of the Northern Sea Route, the center for ensuring of activities of the State Commission on Arctic Development, research, consulting and environmental organizations participated in the sitting. The participants marked necessity in regular, at least once in six months, correcting of the presented forecast by the results of monitoring of progress of projects on development of mineral resources.