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A new transport corridor is emerging

Заражда се нов транспортен коридор

In a previous article, we have already introduced you to the opinion of some experts, according to which Russia's long-term goal is not so much to hinder exports from Ukraine, as to slowly and methodically throw it out of the world market, destroy its production.

Deciphering Russia's behavior, international analysts are now informing about something that Agrinizer wrote in March - that even the battle for the Black Sea is not so important for Moscow, because the country is already looking far "to the north".

The global shipping route is the shortest route by water between Europe and the Asia-Pacific region and the most important shipping magnet in the Arctic.

It occurs in the Arctic ice and in the Third Ocean, mainly through the continuation of the Arctic Ocean. Its length from Canĸt Πetepbypg to Vladivostok is about 14,280 ĸkm.

The shorter distance saves up to 50% of the costs, in comparison with the used maps via the Czech or German channel. The potential for the transportation of goods on this route is estimated at 50 million tons annually.

The reason for this is the swimming pools of Cibip and the public transport system. On the Cypriot islands, this route carried certain risks, but in recent years the ice there has begun to melt at a rate 4 times higher than anywhere else in the world.

All this makes the largest Asian countries now look at the world highway as an alternative to the threatened China Channel. We remind you that only a year ago, a container train ran aground on the 151st kilometer of the City Channel, which blocked traffic for six days. During this time, a queue of 422 waiting ships formed.

Moscow wants to protect its northern trade routes and gain access to new fossil fuels and rare earth deposits as the ice melts due to climate change. According to preliminary data, 1/4 of the world's gas and oil reserves are hidden there.

The Arctic is warming four times faster than the rest of the world. Longer ice-free periods mean increased maritime traffic and potentially easier access to natural resources. About 90 billion barrels of undiscovered oil and 1,670 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered gas lie in the Arctic Circle, according to the United States Geological Survey, along with metals and minerals needed to decarbonize the economy.

Last summer, both of the main shipping routes through the Arctic - Russia's Northern Sea Route and Canada's Northwest Passage - remained ice-free for the entire season. Climatologists believe the North Pole could remain ice-free by 2048, opening a third trans-Arctic shipping route through international waters.

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