The Sea Port of Pevek in the Chukotka Autonomous Region changed its status and became a seasonal (July to October) multilateral sea cargo crossing point across the maritime border of Russia. The respective status was assigned by the Order of the Russian Government.
According to the Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Region, Roman Kopin, Pevek is the base port at the Northern sea route with more than a quarter of all sea shipments to Chukotka passing through it, as well as the importation of goods for companies working in the Chaun-Bilibino industrial area.
Soon, as it was noted by the head of the region, Pevek will also receive the status of a passenger port, as there is a high interest from travel companies to the Russian Arctic.
The Governor underlined that implementation of the orders of the Government will contribute to the development of transport, logistics and industrial infrastructure of Chukotka, as well as cause a positive impact on the reduction of time and costs associated with movement of goods across the state border of Russia and delivery of them to the North-Eastern region.