The Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to secure the priority of Russian ships in the Arctic
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation proposes to secure the priority right to use ships built in Russian shipyards for working in the Arctic, it was reported by the agency’s press service on Thursday.
Earlier, the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation reported that the ministry proposed to make the transportation of coal along the Northern Sea Route into the Merchant Marine Code as a separate type of work that can be carried out exclusively using ships built in the Russian Federation.
«We have prepared proposals for amending the Merchant Marine Code aimed at securing the priority right to use ships built in the territory of the Russian Federation. These proposals also take into account the priority use of ships built in the territory of the Russian Federation in the waters of the Northern Sea Route», — as reported in the press service of the department on Thursday.
A representative of the agency clarified that this was a priority right of the owners of ships built in the Russian Federation for the transportation of coal, oil, gas condensate and other cargo, including coasting cargo, in the Russian Arctic.
In May, representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade during the meeting on the development plan for the NSR to 2035 called on developers to pay particular attention to Russian shipbuilding, including defining operations that would be performed in the designated area exclusively by ships flying the Russian flag and built in the Russian Federation.