Low oil price puts an end to Arctic shipping route
The amount of cargo transported through the Northeast Passage during the ice-free period has plummeted in spite of shipowners being able to trim off thousands of kilometers on journeys from Asia to ports in Europe, according to new data.
BY OLE ANDERSEN
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