The Northern Sea Route : Oil Transportation Alternative for Current Sea Lanes of Communication?
|Článek v odborném periodiku
|Časopis / Zdroj
|Fakulta / Pracoviště MU
|Northern Sea Route; Russian Federation; Maritime transportation; Oil; Arctic
|This paper deals with the Northern Sea Route, the Russian seaway, and its potential for maritime oil transport. The main objective is to determine if the Northern Sea Route might serve as an alternative to the current Sea Lanes of Communication used for maritime oil transport. It is concluded the route is not a suitable alternative to the current Sea Lanes of Communication, especially in light of the geography of oil production and consumption, as well as economic factors, legislative issues, and the undeveloped state of infrastructure. The Russian Federation, however, envisions the route as the next maritime highway.