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La Ruta Ártica del Mar del Norte de Rusia

By Phil Bainbridge

March 30, 2021 - Rusia ha usado el bloqueo del Canal de Suez de Egipto por un barco portacontenedores para hacer énfasis en la sostenibilidad de su Ruta Ártica del Mar del Norte que reduce en 4.000 millas náuticas el recorrido usual por el Canal de Suez de Europa a Asia.

Receding sea ice is now making year-round navigation of the Northern Route possible, and cargo traffic is expected to more than double in the next few years, from 33 million tonnes to 80 million by 2024, although till a long way short of the 1.17 billion tonnes that pass through the Suez canal.

The suspension of traffic through Suez quickly disrupted world trade already suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, Suez is not the only bottleneck for world trade, with the Straits of Hormuz and Malacca, and the Panama Canal, all potentially vulnerable.

PUBLISHED: 30/03/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom