Safe Navigation Along the Northern Sea Route to be Discussed at SPIEF 2023
Building of an Arctic merchant fleet, safe navigation in the Far North and effective state support for projects in this sector are to be discussed at the ‘Northern Sea Route. Results and Plans’ session on 15 June at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The event will be held as part of the plan of events of Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023, which are managed by the Roscongress Foundation.
«The next few years are to see completion of the complex transport safety system in the Arctic: erection of a modern port infrastructure, provision for stable communications, building of an emergency rescue fleet and formation of emergency rescue centres. Successful functioning of the Northern Sea Route is influenced by existence of a cargo base and a domestic fleet. All Arctic navigation stakeholders have a vested interest in development of Russian ship-building», said Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the Russian President and Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee for Russia’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023.
The discussants will also touch on development and implementation of mechanisms for increasing the efficiency of collaboration between consignors, ship-owners, public authorities and the infrastructure operator, Russia’s need for special vessels, hydrographic and auxiliary ice-class ones, technical maintenance of ice-breakers. They will assess the possibilities of existing wharves for large-tonnage construction.
Representatives of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Development of the Far East and the Arctic, the Ministry for Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the companies Rosneft, Novatek, Sovcomflot and Rosatom are expected to take part in the session.
The ‘Northern Sea Route. Results and Plans’session will be held at the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far Eas’s ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ booth at the ExpoForum Exhibition and Convention Centre (Pavilion G). The booth’s business programme includes about 15 events, some of them coming under the plan of events of Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council. They will include the discussions ‘Protecting and Monitoring Arctic Biodiversity’, ‘The Russian Arctic – Focal Point. Protected Areas in the 21st Century’ and ‘Filmmaking in the Arctic: A Dialogue between Nature and Technology’.