The nuclear-powered container ship Sevmorput of FSUE Atomflot completed its passage from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to St. Petersburg on December 15 as part of this year's second subsidized coastal voyage.
"The crew of the nuclear-powered container ship Sevmorput has fulfilled the voyage assignment in full," noted Leonid Irlitsa, Acting Director General of FSUE Atomflot. - The passage from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to St. Petersburg took place during the active formation of ice. The nuclear-powered container ship has once again demonstrated its excellent seaworthiness: the entire water area of the Northern Sea Route was travelled through without an icebreaker escort."
The passage was implemented within the framework of the federal project Development of the Northern Sea Route which makes part of the Comprehensive Plan for Modernization and Expansion of Main Infrastructure.
The nuclear-powered container ship Sevmorput of FSUE Atomflot left the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky for St. Petersburg on November 17.
On May 19, 2022, Atomflot FSUE was selected as the winner of the tender for subsidized coastal voyages from the European part of the Russian Federation to the Far East and back held by the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and Arctic (Minvostokrazvitiya of Russia). Two round trips from the ports located in the European part of Russia to the ports of the Far East were made as part of this objective in 2022.
Earlier it became known that the volume of cargo transportation in the waters of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) exceeded 32 million tons. In accordance with the data sheet of the federal project "Northern Sea Route Development" this particular performance target should have been achieved by the end of 2022.
Comprehensive development of the Russian Arctic zone is one of the strategic national priorities. Increasing the volume of transportation along the NSR is of paramount importance to meet the set objectives in the field of cargo transportation and delivery. The development of this logistics corridor is ensured through the establishment of regular cargo shipments, construction of new nuclear icebreakers and modernization of the relevant infrastructure. FSUE Atomflot is actively involved in this work.