Northern Sea Transport Corridor may appear in Russia
Experts assess the feasibility of introducing the concept of the Northern Sea Transport Corridor, which is an analogue of the Glavsevmorput in the Soviet years. This was announced by the Director of the Department for the Development of the Northern Sea Route and Coastal Territories of the Directorate of the Northern Sea Route of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Maxim Kulinko in an interview with IAA PortNews.
“Now the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic is considering the feasibility of introducing a new concept - the“ Northern Sea Transport Corridor ”. In a sense, this is a return to the experience of the Soviet Union when the Glavsevmorput, which was responsible for the route from Murmansk to Kamchatka was created. Thus, the container line development project can work within the framework of the economic model of the Northern Sea Transport Corridor, ”Kulinko said.
The representative of Rosatom noted that the Northern Sea Transport Corridor is not a substitute for the Northern Sea Route, but it is a more appropriate model from the point of view of the economy for the development of the northern seas of Russia.
It should be reminded, that at the end of 2019, the Government of the Russian Federation published the Northern Sea Route Development Plan until 2035.