Two oil tankers from the west of Russia reached China via the melting Arctic glaciers. The route and transported oil is a message to the United States. The route will be bypassed by waterways controlled by the US Navy.
There are signs that waterways in the Arctic region, with the rapid melting of glaciers, will have consequences that will have a profound impact on global trade and geopolitical status quo. According to the American Bloomberg website, Russia has begun to move its crude oil trade more and more through the Arctic region. Finally, two oil tankers, one of them carrying 1,5 million tons of crude oil, departed from the port of Primorsk in western Russia and reached the China by using the Arctic ocean. The fact that the goods transported between Russia and China was oil was a mesaj common message from the two countries to the United States ”. The transportation in the Arctic region using the North Sea route has doubled in 2018.
LOW COST, FAST DELIVERY
The new waterways opened in the Arctic region, which has lost 1979 percent of the glacial layer since 40, is causing a rapid increase in sea transport from here. Last year, the amount of goods and goods, mainly oil and natural gas transported from the north of Russia, reached 20 million tons. It is also reported that the use of the new waterway will bring lower fuel costs and faster delivery.
Under the current circumstances, the two tankers had to travel to and from Asia through the Suez Canal or around Africa. It is stated that these routes last at least more than 50 days and sometimes it is necessary to transfer oil with super tankers that are suitable for the route conditions. When the arctic region is used, the period can be reduced to 30 days.
BYPASS TO USA
The use of the Arctic waterway will also mean bypassing waterways controlled by the US Navy. Waterways such as Gibraltar, the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, Babul Mendep and the South China Sea are under the control of US warships and military bases that aim to control the global trade and energy market. As a result of the new route, an alternative to the Atlantic-Pacific crossing, which was also provided by the US-controlled Northwestern Passage, was created.
VENTA MAERSK OPENED THE ROAD
In October last year, the cargo ship, Venta Maersk, set a course that would change global balances. Ship departing from Vladivostok port in East Asia, Russia's St. He had reached St. Petersburg. In this way, the cargo ship had made a thousand kilometers less 37 than the existing routes. Officials said the campaign was conducted in coordination with Russia.
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Source: Yeni Şafak Newspaper