This is a good piece of reporting by Henry Tillman of Grisons Peak. He does the best western analysis of BRI – the new silk roads.
The new Arctic route across the seas north of Russia to Norway and Rotterdam will open up quicker with much lower transport routes for six months of the year. With current warming and new icebreaking technologies the full year should be open by the middle of the century, or earlier.
The implications for a linked up continent of Eurasia are huge. The globalisation of products becomes much enhanced and new areas of urbanisation appear with consequential changes to the map of consumer demand.
Enjoy this news but reflect on where the UK should position itself and how Europe will respond to the BRI project. The Chess board continues to unfold.