• 2020 May 21 11:23

    Vladimir Putin gave instructions to work on establishment of regular fish transportation by NSR

    At the meeting on the situation in agriculture and food industry held via videoconference Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the proposal of Vladimir Solodov, Acting Governor of the Kamchatka Territory on establishment of regular transportation of fish products by the Northern Sea Transport Corridor from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Saint-Petersburg. According to the meeting transcript, Vladimir Solodov estimates potential fish transportation along this route at 250,000-300,000 tonnes per year. At the first phase, in summer-autumn fishing season of Pacific salmons it can be as high as 50,000-60,000 tonnes per year.

    Taking into account geographic location of Kamchatka, fish products are currently delivered to the ports of the Primorsky Territory by sea and then by railway to the central part. However, during the salmon season the load on freezing facilities of Vladivostok multiplies which results in longer unloading and handling of cargo.

    “We see that delays in Vladivostok during the high fishing season are among factors making fishing companies reject supplies of fish to the domestic market, - said Vladimir Solodov. – In our opinion, more active involvement of the Northern Sea Route for fish delivery to the central Russia could be a solution”.

    It was in 2011, that fish was first transported by the Northern Sea Route but such deliveries are still sporadic.

    “As compared with shipments by railway, transportation by the Northern Sea Route has a number of distinct advantages, especially during the salmon season. First of all, it is the reduction of delivery time. Transportation from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Saint-Petersburg is twice as fast as the delivery by railway. As of today it takes 18 days”, said the Acting Governor.

    According to him, it is also necessary to look into reduction of tariffs for fish transportation by ships.

    Aleksey Likhachev, СEO of Rosatom, supported those proposals.

    “We actually see three solutions. Volumes mentioned by the Acting Governor can be carried by the Sevmorput, nuclear-powered carrier. It is an ice-class icebreaker able to carry cargo with deadweight of 33,000 tonnes. So we can manage that by two-three, or up to four voyages… The pilot voyage of that kind was undertaken last year between Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Saint-Petersburg. All the stakeholders were satisfied. Besides, we are ready to offer other instruments”, said Aleksey Likhachev.

    The proposa was also backed by Oleg Belozerov, President of Russian Railways.

    “Our task is to offer more comfortable terms for different alternatives. We will be pleased to play within this group”, he said.

    “I will include this into instructions following our today’s discussion”, summarized Vladimir Putin.

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2020 June 4

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17:02 China Merchants Group's emergency working group of the prevention and control of COVID-19 holds 20th meeting
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16:02 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v G. P. Zafirakis with Koch
15:41 NS Power's crew rescues two people in the Andaman Sea
15:23 RS Rules update: hybrid propulsion
15:02 Grimaldi boosts its Italy-Greece connections
14:32 DNV GL and ABB launch new MOU to advance marine digitalization with a remote signing ceremony
14:02 150 trapped eels rescued at the Port of Gothenburg
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13:31 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company extends the seasonal blanking programme on its Asia–Europe network
13:01 Wärtsilä offers new remote service to overcome Covid-19 travel restrictions
12:31 DEME to build the Scheldt tunnel
12:03 Havyard presents new design concept for zero-emission sightseeing vessels
11:45 Annual throughput of Murmansk Transport Hub to be raised to 100 million tonnes
11:23 Construction of automated gate complex commences at APM Terminals Aarhus
11:10 Port of Zeebrugge joins the International Port Community Systems Association
10:58 Jiangnan Shipyard and Gabadi teams complete construction of the first LNG tank as part of an LNG-fuelled container ship project
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2020 June 3

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17:24 RF Government approved allocation of RUB 60.5 billion for Russian Railways’ BAM and Transsib projects in 2020
17:02 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for July, August and September 2020
16:35 Russian Railways CEO says railway link with Murmansk to be restored by June 23
16:11 Transport route to link Quy Nhon Port with Northeast Asia
15:49 Rosatomflot completed escorting Vladimir Voronin gas carrier along the Northern Sea Route
15:33 Fincantieri and ENI extend an agreement in the field of circular economy and decarbonisation
15:01 Austal announces CEO transition
14:33 HHLA handles world’s largest container ship at Burchardkai
14:11 Key players develop emission-free navigation solution for barges
13:32 The CMA CGM Group heads towards carbon neutrality by 2050
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13:01 APM Terminals Mobile gains another distribution center
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10:09 Associations call for accelerating digitalisation of maritime trade and logistics
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2020 June 2

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