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24.10.2018

The Federal Agency for fishery, Rosatom and fishing industry organizations will create a working group to organize a shipping line for the transportation of fish products from the Far East to the European part of Russia along the Northern sea route. This was reported by the press service of the Agency.

This agreement was reached at a meeting held on October 24, Deputy head of Rosrybolovstvo Peter Savchuk.

The event was attended by representatives of the Directorate of the Northern sea route of Rosatom, fisheries enterprises and associations, executive authorities, regional administrations.

In 2018, Russia produced a record volume of Pacific salmon – more than 670 thousand tons, the main volumes (500 thousand tons) are from the Kamchatka territory.

"In order to increase the level of food security of the Russian Federation, it is necessary to develop alternative ways of delivery of fish products from the Far East. One of the options is the organization of a permanent shipping line for the transportation of fish products from the Far East along the Northern sea route," said Peter Savchuk.

This year, there is already a positive experience in the delivery of fish products from the Far by the Northern sea route: products from Pacific salmon were delivered by Dobroflot, a large batch of fish was delivered by Norebo Holding.

Deputy General Director – Director of the Directorate of the Northern sea route of Rosatom Vyacheslav Ruksha spoke about the prospects of using the Northern sea route for the transportation of fish products from the Far East.

"Nuclear lighter carrier-container "Sevmorput" with a capacity of more than 1,300 containers, is able to independently overcome the ice up to 1.5 meters thick. If our colleagues support us, several flights with a pre – known schedule can be organized in the 2019 season", - said Vyacheslav Ruksha.

With the development of the project requires a comprehensive approach, including ensuring the reverse loading of vessels, upgrading of marine terminals, primarily the creation of refcontainer sites, not only in the territories of the far Eastern regions, but in the Central part of Russia.

As noted at the meeting, at this stage it is advisable to form and send fish cargoes by the Northern sea Route through the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

The development of transportation of products along the Northern sea route will contribute to the creation and improvement of centers for servicing the fishing fleet in the sea ports of Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, North Kurilsk.

Source: Russian Maritime News