FSUE Atomflot or Rosatomflot is a Russian company and service base that maintains the world's only fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers.
Rosatomflot is part of the Rosatom group. The company employs between 1000-2000 people.
Rosatomflot’s’ main activities are focused on ensuring safe and stable navigation, including transit navigation, through the NSR.
The transportation of hydrocarbon and other products to the markets of Europe and Asia through the NSR’s shipping lanes could present a realistic alternative option to the existing shipping lanes between the countries of the Atlantic and Pacific basins, via the Suez and Panama canals.
The Northern Sea Route is the shortest shipping lane between the markets of Europe and the Asian-Pacific regions via the Arctic.
By navigating through the shipping lanes at high-latitudes the distance is one third shorter in comparison with the so-called standard route from Rotterdam – Yokohama via the Indian Ocean, and the duration of the route is reduced from 33 to 20 days. The fuel savings reach 800 tonnes for an «average» vessel.