Northern Sea cargo traffic down 4.3 times in 2014Staff writer ▼ | February 5, 2015
In 2014, transit cargo traffic along the Northern Sea Route dropped 4.3 times, year-on-year, to 274,300 t, RF Ministry of Transport says.
Transit cargo traffic Northern Sea Route
Total cargo traffic along the Northern Sea Route climbed by 31.6%, year-on-year, to 3.7 mln t including 2.51 mln t of general cargo (up 1.5 times), 230,200 t of coal (-45%, year-on-year), 80,800 t of ore (up 2.4 times), 757,100 t of oil products (+24.9%) and 124,600 t of gas condensate (-1.4%).
The majority of cargo was transported by west-to-east direction - 185,400 t (only liquid bulk cargo) while east-to-west direction saw transportation of 88,900 t of cargo (dry cargo). ■