Age-old Arctic shipping vision still just a dream

September 21, 2016

For centuries, a harsh climate and ice-choked seas dashed the dreams of sailors attempting to cross the Canadian Northwest Passage between Asia and Europe. Now, thanks to climate change and reduced ice cover, the trip isn’t nearly so daunting. Last month the Crystal Serenity, a luxury cruise ship, carried a record thousand-plus passengers and crew through the passage. Does this mean that the age-old vision of a time-saving, money-making Arctic passage for the world’s shippers is finally coming true? Don’t bet on it.

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