Opening up the Northwest Passage
Published: Wednesday, 03 April 2019
Despite the worrying environmental implications, melting ice due to climate change is opening up Arctic Ocean shipping routes, which could have a huge impact on the global industrial minerals supply chain. Ross Davies reports.
Ever since the Nuvanik, a Canadian-flagged vessel, became
the first unaccompanied cargo ship to pass through the
Northwest Passage back in 2014, there has been mounting debate
on the potential for a new international shipping route.
Running above North America from the Atlantic Ocean to the
Pacific, via the Arctic...