04.06.2017

ARCTIC SHIPPING - AN ANALYSIS OF THE 2013 NORTHERN SEA ROUTE SEASON

Arctic Shipping - An Analysis of the 2013 Northern Sea Route Season

Author(s) Malte Humpert
Publisher The Arctic Institute
Date 2014
Pages 14
Format pdf
Size 8 Mb
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The booklet released by the Arctic Institute. Nowadays, the NSR, standing for the Northern Sea Route, is considered a niche marine trade route with quite limited number of true ship transits. In fact, the existing export of the hydrocarbons, mainly from Russia, and their transportation along the Northern Sea Route is now expected to be growing in the nearest future.

This fact will not, however, establish the Northern Trade Route as a true trade route; it is going to increase the emphasis made on the traffic from west to east. The navigation season addressed in the present publication did commence on 28 June when the Varzyga vessel flying the flag of the Russian Federation, entered the route at Cape Zhelanya, and concluded on 28 November same year when the Bukhta Slavyanka ship flying same flag exited the route at Cape Dezhnev. The traffic on the Northern Sea Route connected the sea ports from Vancouver to Ammasalik.

The ships traveling along this route called in total forty-seven ports in fourteen countries. The Russian Murmansk port was considered a key transportation hub with twenty-four ships carrying nearly half a million of tons. Among the other important sea ports we should mention Rotterdam, Mongstad and Hammerfest in Europe, Yosu, Ulsan, and Chiba in Asia...

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