In the end this means that no chinese or korean ships traveling along the NSR will use norwegian harbor. Another example of
Well of course... it is a case of China and Russia making changes and spending fairly substantial amounts of money to improve and reduce the cost and time of transit from Asia to the EU and back and the stupid uptight led by America yuropeeans sabotaging it because it involves Russia and Russia bad...
They can off load containers at Murmansk or in the Baltic ports onto smaller ships to be delivered to Norway.
So the port work and product handling fees goes to Russia... sounds good to me...
Deepening and making wider the canal that goes from the arctic ocean near Murmansk to the baltic sea through Russia is making more and more sense... either offload the stuff in Murmansk and load on to trucks there, or onto smaller boats to canal to baltic sea... wont need to bother with the Baltic Ports except the Russian ones.... maybe send it to Kaliningrad and distribute it by truck from there so their port makes money too.
Of course NATO cannot dictate to Russia. But it can dictate to basically everyone else. These phony environmental regulations are being contrived
to give NATO a pretext to dictate to the planet in regards to using the NSR. Without these ludicrous regulations NATO would have nothing on
which to deny anyone access to the Arctic Ocean.
But that is perfect... having a shorter cheaper route from Asia to the EU and back that is exclusively run by Russian owned and operated ships means Russia could dominate the sea trade between Asia and the EU... they could maximise their domination by making their ships operate on LNG or nuclear power... which are the green options...
a portion of is in international waters & therefore is subject to INCLOS; but her islands there, ice, & many other factors allows Russia to claim exclusive rights there.
Would love to see NATO try to get ships to those international waters to deny Russian ships access...
Btw, China can also claim the 100 mile wide Taiwan Strait since she considers Taiwan its own province & declared that the island won't be allowed to declare its independence w/o triggering a war.
I don't see China being a problem in this... they are working together with Russia and a lot of other countries to provide trade route options from Asia to the EU and back... trying to dick Russia around with their little bit leaves them open and vulnerable to Russia just saying no to allowing Chinese ships or trains in their territorial waters or rail network.
For China the Russian rail network is a simple and obvious solution to getting rail cargo from Asia to EU quickly... they simply have no reason to upset Russia the same way Russia has no reason to upset China for mostly the same reasons... there is enough potential for everyone to make money... except the US which is why they are all prickly and butt hurt.