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Yakutia offers to deliver local products to world markets by Northern Sea Route

  • Published in Economy
NSR 31 03 17
The offer to deliver products of traditional northern crafts - reindeer breeding and fishing - through Northern Sea Route to world markets was made by the head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Egor Borisov.

"It is necessary that other regions have the advantage in the Arctic too, not only the countries that are connected with the development of infrastructure in the Arctic. We produce unique ecologically pure products on the territory of our region. It is necessary to deliver products of traditional industries - reindeer breeding and fishing - through Northern Sea Route to the world markets," - he said at a meeting of the heads of regions - members of Northern Forum non-profit organization.

Northern Sea Route is the shortest sea route between the European part of Russia and the Far East. It passes through the seas of the Arctic Ocean (Kara, Laptev, East Siberian, and Chukchi) and partly the Pacific Ocean (Bering). An alternative to Northern Sea Route is transport corridors passing through the Suez or Panama Canals. If the distance from the port of Murmansk to the port of Yokohama (Japan) via the Suez Canal is 12,840 nautical miles, then via Northern Sea Route is only 5,770 nautical miles.

Adapted from the media