Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

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While relatively little cargo currently passes through the Arctic, traffic through the region is likely to increase over the next decade as shippers take advantage of freshly-thawed routes. transportation climate change shipping global warming cargo

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

While relatively little cargo currently passes through the Arctic, traffic through the region is likely to increase over the next decade as shippers take advantage of freshly-thawed routes. For the time being, ice-breaking cargo ships (capable of operating in ice up to four feet thick) will continue to have the strongest presence in the region. In 2013, the first commercial bulk carrier transited the Northwest Passage, carrying cargo from from Canada to Finland.

Economic cost of supply chain disruptions on the increase. Is the logistics industry doing all it can to mitigate disruption?

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Those incidents where the eruption of ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland in 2010, which disrupted air cargo for several weeks, and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan and affected the surrounding areas, causing major supply chain disruptions affecting all modalities.

This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

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Iceland Gets On-Demand Drone Deliveries (BloombergTechnology). TSA reviewing cargo screening, concerned about terror vulnerabilities (CNN). August is usually a quiet month for supply chain and logistics news, but not this year, especially the past couple of weeks.