MOSCOW (Reuters) – Freight traffic along the Northern Sea Route (NSR) by 2024 will not reach the figure of 80 million tons per year envisaged by last year's May presidential decree due to lower forecasts for coal and oil supplies in the Arctic, wrote https://www.rbc. ru / newspaper / 2020/09/11 / 5f589b189a794752254570fb edition of RBC with reference to the document of Rosatom.
Rosatom, endowed with the functions of the NSR operator, in a letter dated September 3, proposed to the Ministry of Transport to set a new target for the project's cargo traffic by 2024 at the level of 60 million tons per year.
According to the plan, the freight traffic volume of 82 million tons per year will reach the NSR in 2025, according to a letter from Rosatom.
In 2019, 31.5 million tons of cargo were delivered along this route.
(Olesya Astakhova. Editor Gleb Stolyarov)