Rosatom forecasts NSR cargo traffic to grow by 60% to 29 million tonnes in 2019
Cargo traffic on the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in 2019 is forecasted to grow by 60%, year-on-year, to 29 million tonnes, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Maxim Kulinko, deputy head of the Northern Sea Route Directorate – head of Rosatom’s Department for Development of NSR and Costal Territories, as saying at the VIII International Forum "Arctic: Today and the Future".
Maxim Kulinko explained that Yamal projects cargo will total about 18 million tonnes, crude oil from Novoportovskoye field – 8.5 million tonnes, Nornickel cargo – 1.5 million tonnes.
“The surge of cargo flow offers much room for our optimism, indeed”, he said.
In 2018, cargo traffic on the Northern Sea Route has reached about 18 million tonnes.