Arctic Port Development

  • Julia Pahl
  • Brooks A. Kaiser
Part of the Springer Polar Sciences book series (SPPS)


Melting Arctic sea ice, shore ice, and permafrost are changing costs and benefits to transport routes between Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and more generally, for maritime economic activity in the Arctic. We investigate the potential for development of Arctic ports from a logistics (demand) and an infrastructural (supply) point of view that directly incorporates local concerns. This approach broadens the scope of the discussion from existing analyses that focus primarily on the ways in which global forces, exerted through resource extraction or trans-polar shipping, impact the Arctic.


Arctic ports Arctic marine infrastructure Arctic economic development Marine Arctic economy Arctic Shipping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SDU Engineering Operations Management, Department of Technology and InnovationUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business EconomicsUniversity of Southern DenmarkEsbjergDenmark

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