Global demand for goods continues to grow while Arctic summer sea ice is shrinking: Arctic shipping is heating up.
Open letter to the IMO on speed reduction
Speed controls on ships, determined and implemented by the IMO, would have multiple benefits.Read more
Why it matters
90% of goods are transported by ship, and Arctic routes represent huge potential savings in time and costs.
Although Arctic routes will not be open year round, companies are already investing billions of dollars in tankers capable of going through ice.
Arctic sea routes
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What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on Earth, and the world is already feeling the effects.
A new Arctic needs new rules. As climate change causes the Arctic's ice to melt and new areas to open up, the region is facing unprecedented changes and serious threats.