The world’s largest container shipping company is about to send its first cargo vessel across the Arctic. It’s a small step, but a significant one in the expansion of trade in Arctic waters as ice recedes due to climate change.
“We know that the berm isn’t the long-term solution,” said Scott Evans with the North Slope Borough. “But that’s what we have the ability to do right now. So that’s what we’re continuing to do because we know it’s slowing everything down.”