Northeast Passage shows growth in cargo transportation08.12.2020
In November, a positive trend continued to increase the cargo transportation volume along the Northeast Passage. Last month, about 2.67 million tons of cargo were transported along the Northeast Passage, which is 430 thousand tons more than last year. Traffic volumes on the Northeast Passage that had fallen in April, May and June recovered in August, when many countries relaxed measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic height. Last year, the cargo traffic peak along the Northeast Passage was in September, and this year in October, but this is not surprising, because the Arctic is warming and the ice situation remains favorable for navigation longer.