Not too long ago, Sven Hedin’s euphoria about the return of the
, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld’s vessel by this seafarer that had just completed the first motorized passage through the Northern Sea Route (NSR), was replicated in our time. Since the beginning of the 20
century, principal commercial maritime routes had changed very little (Verny and Grigentin, 2009). This status quo was challenged when, in 2007, the M/V
and the M/V
each completed the first modern passage of a container ship through the NSR.