Northern Sea Route

The Northern Sea Route is an option for shipping travelling between Europe (or Japan) and then onto the Pacific. It heads North of Russia, and runs for part of the year. We teach about the possible impact of this on the global container shipping routes.

This Russian Council website is useful for anyone wanting to find out more about it, and has been put together to explain the importance of this area.
With record temperatures in the Arctic this week, this may become an increasingly important route way for shipping companies, and cause the Suez Canal operators a few sleepless nights...