Maersk is sending a container ship through the Arctic. Here’s why.

Dan Gorenstein Aug 21, 2018
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The container ship 'Caroline Maersk' is docked at the specialized container terminal in Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan state, Mexico, on April 4, 2017. CASTRO SANCHEZ/AFP/Getty Images

Maersk is sending a container ship through the Arctic. Here’s why.

Dan Gorenstein Aug 21, 2018
The container ship 'Caroline Maersk' is docked at the specialized container terminal in Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan state, Mexico, on April 4, 2017. CASTRO SANCHEZ/AFP/Getty Images
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Next month, Danish shipping company Maersk will launch the first container ship on an Arctic Ocean route. The 3,600-container ice vessel will travel from Vladivostok in eastern Russia all the way to St. Petersburg in the west using the Northern Sea Route. That’s a shipping lane running across Russia’s northern coast.

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