In Leiv Lunde, Yang Jian and Iselin Stensdal (eds), Asian Countries and the Arctic Future. Singapore, World Scientific Publishing, 2016, pp. 107-120.
Over the last few years considerable interest has been shown in the potential for Trans-Arctic shipments via the Northern Sea Route (NSR). The purpose of this chapter is to review actual international use of the sea route and discuss if there are trends that can tell us something on further developments.