The creation of a unified management of the Northern Sea Route can increase the efficiency of the use of this shipping route. This opinion was expressed by the Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Alexei Chekunkov.
He explained that work is underway to improve the efficiency of the Northern Sea Route management model itself. Chekunkov recalled Ivan Papanin, a Soviet explorer of the Arctic and head of the Glavsevmorput, proposing to revive such a position. “There is such a sign plate from the 30s of Papanin, called “Chief of the Northern Sea Route,” perhaps the time has come to revive such a sign plate so that the Northern Sea Route has a chief strong structure performed the whole range of measures ", - said the minister, whose words are reported by TASS.
On the basis of a single structure, according to Alexei Chekunkov, forecasting of weather, navigation, ice conditions, analysis, including using space data and neural networks could be performed. Also, the structure could be in charge of the analysis of the operational situation, planning the work of icebreaker support vessels, terrestrial navigation aids.
Earlier, the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East reported that the volume of cargo transportation along the Northern Sea Route has increased sixfold in five years. It is noted that by 2034 it is planned to achieve indicators of 100 million tons.