Safer shipping over ice

by Lasse Rabenstein on 2019-04-05

Bow in ice in the dark

Drift+Noise Polar Services GmbH features in an article in the February 2019 edition of the “Logistics Pilot”; the magazine of the German Ports.

“According to forecasts, the North Pole could be ice-free several weeks of the year by the 2040s. Over the next 15 years, a significant increase in the number of ships is expected as shipping companies will save 10 days of transit time between Asia and Europe by using the shipping routes through the Northeast Passage (Northern Sea Route). The first trial voyages by the major container shipping companies have already taken place. The container ship Venta Maersk, with 660 reefer containers on board, departed from the South Korean port of Busan on 28 August last year and, after several stopovers, reached Bremerhaven on 22 September. ….. “

Read the full article on page 20 of the magazine.