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Since the beginning of this year via the Northern sea route was held about 26 million tons of cargo. This is stated in the message published on the website of the portal “the Future of Russia. National projects”.
As pointed out in Rotateme, the target was achieved ahead of schedule. At the same time, the volume of cargo transportation in the Northern sea route for the comparable period in 2018 amounted to 15.9 million tonnes.
The Northern sea route started to operate in 1932. This is the shortest way between the ports of Western Europe, Russia, the Far East and Southeast Asia. The Russian authorities plan to increase freight traffic through the Northern sea route to 80 million tons over five years. By far the most active country using the Northern sea route, after Russia, is China. The development of the Northern sea route meets the objectives of the national project “Comprehensive plan of modernization and development of infrastructure”, which runs until 2024.
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