1st Edition

Arctic Shipping Climate Change, Commercial Traffic and Port Development

Edited By Frédéric Lasserre, Olivier Faury Copyright 2020
    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book considers both the present state of Arctic shipping and possible future trends with reference to the various sectors of maritime transportation: cruise tourism, container traffic and bulk shipping. Ports are analysed as tools that support the strategies of coastal states to foster the development of resource extraction, enhance the attractiveness of Arctic shipping lanes and enable the control of maritime activities through coast guard deployment.

    The aim of this book is to draw a picture of the trends of Arctic shipping. How is traffic evolving in Canada’s Arctic, or along the Northern Sea Route? Are there significant differences between bulk and container shipping segments when considering the Arctic market? How are the ports and the hinterland developing and what are the strategies behind those? How is the legal framework shaping the evolution of maritime transportation? The contributors to this book consider all of these questions, and more, as they map out the prospects for Arctic shipping and analyse in detail the development of Arctic shipping as a result of multi-variable interactions.

    This book will be key reading for industry professionals and post-graduate students alike.

    Introduction  Part 1. The economics of Arctic shipping.  1 Weather constraints on ships serving coastal settlements in Nunavik, 1993 to 2016  2 Approaches of the profitability of Arctic shipping in the literature  3 Modelizing the profitability of liner Arctic shipping  4 An economic analysis on the NSR viability of an Ice Class 1A oil tanker vessel.  5 Transit Traffic Analysis along the NSR and the NWP  6 The Evolution and Relative Competitiveness of Global Arctic Cruise Tourism Destinations  Part 2. The impact of the advent of the Polar Code.  7 From Atomised Legislations to Integrated Regulatory Framework: The Polar Code (R)Evolution?  8 Shipping in the Canadian and Russian Arctic: Domestic Legal Responses to the PolarCode  Part 3. Arctic shipping and port development.  9 An analysis of the Arctic ports.  10 Analysis of Russian Arctic port system using AIS data  11 Free ports as a tool to develop the navigation in the Arctic.  12 The Opportunities and Challenges of Developing the Arctic Area and Shipping in Canada  Conclusion


    Frédéric Lasserre is Professor in the Geography Department at Laval University, Canada and heads the Quebec Council for Geopolitical Studies. He was Project Director with Canada’s ArcticNet research network between 2010 and 2015.

    Olivier Faury is an Assistant Professor at EM Normandie in Le Havre. He completed his PhD in 2016 on the economics elements that may increase the attractiveness of the Northern Sea Route comparing to the Suez Canal Route. Since July 2016, he has been working on the Arctic with a focus on the legal, risk, shipping and port parameters.