Yong Sheng Cargo changing Chinese Trading Routes?
This could be historical
It might make the total sailing route 14 days less.
All eyes on China as cargo vessel takes to the north
On August 8, the Chinese cargo ship Yong Sheng set sail from Dalian, a port city in northeastern China. The Hong Kong-flagged vessel, owned by Chinese state-owned company Cosco Group, is bound for Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, with its cargo of steel and heavy equipment. But unlike most ships from Asia headed for Europe, Yong Sheng is tacking north, through the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
The Financial Times reports that Yong Sheng is scheduled to reach its destination in only 35 days, on September 11. This would cut off 13 days from the traditional maritime voyage through the Straits of Malacca and the Suez Canal. The NSR promises reductions in journey time of up to 40 percent for vessels leaving from north of Hong Kong compared to the so-called Royal Route. Yong Sheng is currently in the Sea of Japan and most recently docked in Busan, South Korea, showing how other ports in northeast Asia also stand to benefit from increased shipping along the NSR.
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Following Yong Sheng here
red: new route