Opening up the Northwest Passage

By IM Staff
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...

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