Nikita S. Lapin,
Postgraduate of the Department of International Economics and Management of Foreign Economic Activity, School of Public Administration, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Purpose of work. The retrospective analysis of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) state and determination of the prospects for its development as intra-Russian and international transport and logistics artery. Materials and methods. In order to evaluate global competitiveness of the NSR, as well as internal and external factors affecting it, content analysis of scientific literature and SWOT analysis were conducted. Results. Provided the assessment of the state of the NSR development, conducted analysis of the volume and structure of the freight; outlined the possibilities to increase freight traffic volume based on the energy projects under development; determined factors affecting global competitiveness of the NSR. Conclusion. General freight structure is likely to remain at the same level up until XNUMX; at the same time regional projects in the mineral resources sector play a crucial role in increasing freight volumes. In our opin‑ ion, in practice there is limited potential for a significant increase in transit freight during the period in question.
Northern Sea Route, Asia-Pacific, transport projects, transport and logistics system, shipping, transit traffic.