The North Sea Route As an International Transport Link



The North Sea Route As an International Transport Link

Authors

SHLIKHTER S B, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Description

The NSR contributed to the large extent to open up of Russia's deposits of oil, natural gas, gold, diamonds, non-ferrous metals, to logging and timber processing, fishery and seafood processing. The large cities northward of the Arctic Circle - Murmansk a

Abstract

The NSR contributed to the large extent to open up of Russia's deposits of oil, natural gas, gold, diamonds, non-ferrous metals, to logging and timber processing, fishery and seafood processing. The large cities northward of the Arctic Circle - Murmansk and Norilsk and railway lines have been built. The population of the Arctic region amounted to less than 2 mln. But economic development is being hindered mostly by isolated locations, with a chronic lag in infrastructure, supply network~ losses in raw-materials and the enormous ecological consequences due to vulnerability of northern environment.

Publisher

Association for European Transport