NSR Shipping Traffic – Activities in September 2019
In September 2019, there are 452 voyages and 186 vessels on the NSR. These indicators are larger in comparison with the last month – August, and with September 2018. The largest number of transits was also observed in this month – 16. Five voyages went from east to west, 4 from west to east and 7 transits between Russian ports. Nuclear container ship “Sevmorput” was the fastest to pass the NSR (almost 6 days at an average speed of 15.1 knots). The ship delivered sea products from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy to St. Petersburg.
Most of the voyages in September were made between Russian ports. Among the exporting ports were only Sabetta and Dudinka: 26 voyages departed from these ports to different countries of the world. Most of them were accepted by China and the United Kingdom (5 and 4 respectively). In the opposite direction – from non-Russian ports to the NSR – 24 voyages were completed. 22 of them went to Sabetta, 1 to Dudinka and 1 to the Arctic, crossing the Kara Sea. As for the types of vessels, the most common vessels operated in the NSR waters were general cargo ships— 134 voyages, tankers — 130, supply — 48, LNG tankers — 40, and research — 30.