Seaport Concentration and Competition Development in the Arctic Region of Russia along the North Sea Route

러시아 북극지역 항만의 집중 및 경쟁현상에 관한 연구-북극해 항로를 중심으로

  • Krivoshchekov, Peter (Graduate School of Logistics, Incheon National University) ;
  • Pham, Thi Yen (Graduate School of Logistics, Incheon National University) ;
  • Yeo, Gi-Tae (Graduate School of Logistics, Incheon National University)
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  • 여기태 (인천대학교 동북아물류대학원)
  • Received : 2018.01.18
  • Accepted : 2018.04.20
  • Published : 2018.04.28


Russia has access to unique port locations and routes, one of them is North Sea route, which have been a major debate topic for last several decades. In order to handle any shipments along the route, an adequate and capable port system must be present. This study aims to identify development and competition patterns from 2007 to 2016 of Russian ports in the Arctic basin, concentration trends in particular. The objectives achieved through utilizing the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI), concentration ratio (CR), the Gini coefficient and Lorenz curve, and shift-share analysis. Results demonstrate concentration trend, positive overall growth and lack of real competition. Originality of this study lies in the fact that certain analysis had not been done in previous studies, but importance of it may be found in several papers. Findings of this paper may assist policy-makers, port authorities and other researchers in understanding and further study on the region.


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