Port Technology, Edition 74, 2017, pp. 30-32.
It seems evident that the main activity on the Northern Sea Route in the coming years will be in its western part, connected to development and operation of large scale onshore resource extraction projects. In addition to projects underway which soon will generate a steady stream of transports out of the region, mainly westwards, there is a potential for more oil, LNG and also coal projects. They will require substantial supplies of materials and equipment by sea, both from the east and the west, as has been seen with Yamal LNG. The outlook for international transits between the Pacific and the Atlantic is more uncertain.