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Title: Economic feasibility of an NSR/SCR-combined container service on the asia-europe lane : a new approach dynamically considering sea ice extent
Authors: Xu, H
Yang, D 
Weng, JX
Keywords: Arctic container shipping
Northern Sea Route
Economic feasibility
Dynamic sea ice extent
Cost function
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Maritime policy and management, 2018, v. 45, no. 4, p. 514-529 How to cite?
Journal: Maritime policy and management 
Abstract: The trend towards global warming and the rapid decline in the extent of summer Arctic sea ice over recent years has increased the feasibility of international Arctic shipping. In this study we propose a seasonal NSR (North Sea Route)/SCR (Suez Canal Route)-combined shipping service linking Shanghai and Rotterdam, using the Northern Sea Route during the economical navigable window but using the traditional Suez Canal Route at other times. Different from the previous literatures, this paper dynamically considers the sea ice extent in the model, which is more reasonable for the assessment of Arctic container shipping, because fuel consumption is highly related to ship speed, while ship speed is determined by the relative distances of ice-covered and ice-free route stages. A new approach is developed to predict the time points at which the ship enters and exits the ice-covered stage, given that both the ship position and the extent of sea ice are constantly changing. The results show that the NSR/SCR-combined Arctic container service can be more economical than the SCR, given lower NSR tariffs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/78581
ISSN: 0308-8839
EISSN: 1464-5254
DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2018.1443521
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