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Compared with 2012 navigation in Arctic ice will grow five times this summer.
Over the past two years to ten times increase in the number of vessels benefiting from this northern route, timesaving quire day journey between Rotterdam and Kobe (Japan), as compared with the route via the Suez Canal. In 2012, the Northern Sea Route was 46 ships — compared with 34 in 2011 and only four in 2010-th.
At the end of June was the start of the summer season on the slopes of the Northern Sea Route: from Murmansk came icebreaker "Vaygach" which has taken a lead tankers "Indigo" and "Varzuga" Murmansk Shipping Company. Both ships are moving towards the port of Pevek within Northern delivery. The first in this year will be held on the Northern Sea Route in transit from Europe to Asia bulker «Nordic Orion» of «Nordic Bulk Carries» loaded with 66,000 tons of iron ore concentrate of JSC "Eurohim." Bulk carrier for wiring icebreaker "Taimyr" is sent to a port in China, according to the website
Total volume of freight traffic on the Northern Sea Route in the past year amounted to 1,261,545 tons, which is 53% more than in 2011 (820.789 tons). By the most conservative estimates, in 2013, cargo traffic will increase to 1.5 million tons.
Northern Fleet will continue to develop the Arctic
In the near future seamen continue to actively explore new areas of navigation in the Arctic. This was announced today at a meeting with representatives of the media said the commander of the Northern Fleet (NF) Admiral Vladimir Korolev.
According to the commander of the Northern Fleet, "in a fairly near-term plan to sail the SF group of warships led by the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser" Peter the Great "in the eastern part of the Arctic Ocean."
Admiral Vladimir Korolev also said that "one more troop ships SF undertake a campaign to the islands of Franz Josef Land. This campaign will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the expedition to the North Pole of the outstanding Russian hydrographer, Arctic explorer Georgy Sedov ".
SF surface forces are actively present in the Arctic since the middle of last year. Then in the Barents and Kara Seas in effect simultaneously for more than 10 warships of the Federal Council, and the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser "Peter the Great" together with large landing ships SF for the first time in the modern history of the Russian Navy has carried out a campaign to New Siberian Islands archipelago.