by Vitaly Chernov, Editor-in-Chief, PortNews.ru
There are two clashing attitudes towards sailing in the Arctic.
The 'romantic' sees it as a big adventure, tearing a safe passage from the icy environment, promising a hefty return on the shipment in exchange for cutting thousands of miles from the timetable.
The 'rational' points to numerous gaps that need to be filled in before we see more cargo being directed northwards.
We're talking with Maxim Kulinko from the Northern Sea Route Directorate about the newly approved Northern Sea Route (NSR) Infrastructure Development Plan 2035, set to reconcile the above dispute, as well as logistics, dredging, and the use of alternative fuels in the Arctic region.Download PDF