The main directions of cargo transportation are the ports of Norilsk, Labytnangi, Khatanga, Magadan, Dikson and Pevek
In 2021 St. Petersburg enterprises sent more than 300 thousand tons of cargo along the Northern Sea Route. This was reported by the press service of the city administration on Friday.
"The preliminary results of cargo transportation from St. Petersburg along the Northern Sea Route for 2021 have been summarized. The city's enterprises sent 311 thousand tons of cargo during the navigation period," the message says.
The press service clarified that supplies are being made from St. Petersburg under the program for the development of Russia's energy sector and ensuring the safety of navigation. Energy and navigation equipment, various special equipment and construction materials are transported, including rescue equipment for the regions of the Arctic zone and special crane equipment for the construction of facilities in the Arctic.
The main directions of cargo transportation are the ports of Norilsk, Labytnangi, Khatanga, Magadan, Dikson and Pevek.
"The significant volume of cargo transportation along the Northern Sea Route demonstrates the high demand for this transport sea artery and confirms the role of St. Petersburg as a transport hub for the development of the Arctic territories," the press service quoted St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov as saying.
Smolny also reported that, according to preliminary information on the planned shipments of goods along the Northern Sea Route in 2022, the volume of supplies from St. Petersburg to the Arctic will also exceed 300 thousand tons.