The single transport and logistics operator in the Arctic “The first Arctic Consortium” was established within the framework of the VI International Forum “The Arctic: Present and Future”, including LLC Oboronlogistika, PJSC Sovfraht and the group FESCO. In the future, the single transport and logistics operator can control all traffic on the Northern Sea Route and regulate Arctic rates, having enough experience on public contracts the Ministry of Defense. The new operator will work over development of a comprehensive model of the Arctic transport system as a whole.
“We have already developed a single price list of transport services in the Arctic and in the Kuril Islands. The Ministry of Defense was clear, at what price and where we we carry. We have these prices will not be kept secret – they are available to all shippers as a kind of benchmark”, said General Director of” LLC Oboronlogistika, Anton Filatov. “Now the main task for us is to create an effective system of coordination of transport services in the Arctic that will work not only for the Ministry of Defense, but also for other departments. The national coordination system would solve two problems: the establishment of cargo management system and the unification and limitation of growth of tariffs for transportation services”, said he.
Currently the transported cargo is approximately 400,000 tons of construction materials, 50,000 tons of cargo of military use and 250,000 other cargo products. The share of the Ministry of Defense is more than one third of public procurement in the Arctic. By 2030, the new single transport and logistics operator expects growth in traffic within the state orders to 3.2-3.8 million tonnes.