TASS, October 14. Russia intends to multiply the cargo traffic along the Northern Sea Route, the role of which is growing against the background of climate change. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking via video link at the second UN global conference on sustainable transport.
He noted that Russia “is successfully realizing unique opportunities – the Northern Sea Route.” “Its role is constantly growing against the backdrop of ongoing climate change, rapid industrial growth in the Asia-Pacific region and the need for the shortest, most cost-effective routes for delivering goods from East to West and vice versa,” the president added.
“We intend to multiply the cargo traffic along the Northern Sea Route, along its entire length, which is 10.5 thousand km, to build infrastructure facilities, including providing reliable communications and navigation, to improve the port economy,” Putin assured.
Real steps are being taken to develop the nuclear icebreaker fleet of Russia, the index of the President of the Russian Federation. “We invite all partners, including our Chinese friends, to more actively use the opportunities of the Northern Route to increase trade operations with Europe,” he said, addressing the conference participants.