The Arctic attracts word's attention with its abundant natural resources. This activates the transport issues of industrial activity in the macro-region. Industrial exploitation of oil and natural gas deposits in Russia's Arctic becomes very significant. Reserves of hydrocarbons of the Russian shelf in the Arctic Ocean is estimated around 100 milliard tons of standard coal. In this connection the Northern Sea Route (NSR) as transcontinental corridor with its ports and coastal logistics infrastructure is of great importance. It is possible to transport hydrocarbons via the NSR from the Barents, Pechora and Kara Seas to Europe and to Asian-Pacific Region. The authors study peculiarities of port and coastal infrastructure of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation (AZRF). The article presents data and characteristics which describe existing ports and ports under construction as integral parts of the NSR. These ports can be also integrated in the world trading and transport system and consolidate the status of the NSR as national Euro- Asian marine transport corridor.

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