This could be historical

It might make the total sailing route 14 days less.

《渥太华公民报》为这一消息提供的新闻背景是,首航北海航线的“永盛”轮,隶属于中远集团下属中远航运股份有限公司,总载重量19000吨。“永盛”轮8月8日从中国大连启航,8月25日抵达白令海峡,9月11日抵达目的地鹿特丹,全程历时33天。行走北极地区不仅比苏伊士运河航线减少两个星期的航程,还使中国船只避开了有争议的南中国海和海盗出没的非洲东部外海,分析认为“永盛”轮取道北极标志着北极航线越来越受中国人的青睐。

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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Details see here

Following Yong Sheng here

red: new route

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North Sea Route:

http://www.discoveringthearctic.org.uk/1_northwest_northeast_passages.html