Petr Savchuk, Deputy Head of the Russian Fishery Agency, held a meeting of an interdepartmental working group on the organization of the delivery of fish products from the Far East to the Central regions of Russia along the Northern Sea Route. The working group includes representatives of the Federal Agency for Fishery and other interested departments, the Directorate of the Northern Sea Route of the State Corporation Rosatom, Rosatomflot, fishing and industry associations.
The meeting discussed issues related to the planning of the work of the “Sevmorput” atomic lighter carrier, which is proposed to be used for the delivery of fishery products; loading and unloading transport containers with products, as well as the development of port facilities in the North and the Far East to increase the supply of fish cargo. “The development of the delivery of products by the Northern Sea Route will reduce the time of delivery of products, while the cost of transportation will be lower than by rail or road,” said Peter Savchuk.
Representatives of the Directorate of the SMP of Rosatom State Corporation reported that the modernization of the Sevmorput nuclear container ship and lighter carrier will be completed by June 30, 2019. The vessel already has the technical ability to transport about 200 ISO-40 reefer containers. It is expected that on August 1, Sevmorput will arrive in the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky for cargo acceptance.
The working group proposed to plan at least two “fish” flights of the lighter carrier for this year. In the near future, Federal State Unitary Enterprise Atomflot, part of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, will present data on the cost of services. The working group is awaiting information from the fishing industry on the planned delivery volumes – in order to plan the flights. “We have until March 30 to form an action plan. Colleagues from Atomflot will provide us with pricing suggestions.
Currently, the Seroglazka terminal in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is considered the main loading point, and the ports of Arkhangelsk and Ust-Luga (Leningrad Region) are considered as delivery points. In addition, the project for the transportation of fish by the Northern Sea Route received the support of the Marine Board under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Source: Maritime News of Russia