Murmansk shipping company (MMP), the largest carrier in the Russian Arctic region for the first time in several years, finished the year with a profit, according to preliminary data amounted to 800 million rubles. About it reports TASS.
"[This approx] is a good stepping stone for the implementation of the programme to renew the fleet," — said in MMP. 2015, the company suffered a net loss of 413 million roubles, despite growing traffic volumes. The final result is then influenced by negative corsavy loss in connection with a reduction in the value of the ruble.
In this state, MMP existed for a few years. This is due to the General decline of the world market of freight transport. In 2015, their value fell by 95 percent and achieved a historic low, first noted in 2008.
In 2016, the volume of traffic committed on the Northern sea route (NSR) in 2016 reached record level, having increased to 6.9 million tons. He goes through the seas of the Arctic ocean, leads from European Russia to the far East. SMP is used by large companies developing the Russian Arctic.
Eight Arctic countries, including Russia and the United States signed a statement on cooperation in the region. The document specifies the "basic principles and rules of the exchange of information on emergencies at sea and joint operations in the Arctic." In addition, the parties agreed to joint military exercises.
The first in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district (YANAO) plant for the recycling of plastic waste put into operation in Noyabrsk. The raw material used sorted polymer waste: film for household packaging, plastic bags, disposable tableware, industrial packaging, Jerry cans, plastic containers etc.
"Greenpeace of Russia" made a map of the natural and abandoned landfills on the territory of Arctic regions. The document was prepared in anticipation of the Arctic forum in Arkhangelsk and should help the leaders of the Arctic regions to work more effectively under the program of liquidation of accumulated environmental damage.
The head of the Federation Council Committee on rules Vadim Tulpanov proposed to introduce criminal liability for gross violation of public order while driving. The document proposes to expand the list of aggravating circumstances of article 213 of the Russian Criminal code ("Hooliganism").
Skier Olga Repnina, who won the skiathlon in the championship of Russia, commented on his performance at the tournament. Replacin noted that he would like to do all of the races, but will make decisions based on their well-being. She praised the willingness of the track in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Russian woman Dina Averina won three gold medals on the second day of the third stage of Gran-at on rhythmic gymnastics in the French Article. Averina excelled in exercises with Hoop, ball and clubs. Another Russian, Yulia Bravikova won gold (ribbon), two silver medals (Hoop, clubs) and bronze (ball).