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Trans-Arctic Shipping routes and transport lead times

An article in BBC News (September 6, 2016) titled “Arctic Ocean Shipping routes to open for months” describes the melting arctic sea ice and new shipping routes. The article estimates if there is no dramatic reduction of Co2, these arctic … Continue reading

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Will any of the two proposed rail options or the new proposed canal option compete with the Panama Canal ?

An article in Bloombergbusinessweek (July 1,2013) described a proposed Chinese-led plan to build a $40 billion canal in Nicaragua, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. But two other rail options have been proposed too. A $10 billion Taiwanese proposal to … Continue reading

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