Boon to Global Shipping Melting of Arctic Ice Opening up New Routes to Asia

The decline in the amount of ice floating on the Arctic Ocean is clearing the way for new shipping routes to Asia. Traffic was already brisk this summer. New ships are being designed to cope with icebergs during the voyage.
A US Coast Guard ship breaking through Arctic ice last year.

A US Coast Guard ship breaking through Arctic ice last year.

Foto: Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick/ picture alliance / dpa
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