The traditional shipping route is via

Singapore and the Suez canal...

Atlantic

Ocean

Arctic

Ocean

China

Suez

canal

Indian

Ocean

...but global heating has caused the

Northern Sea Route to become passable

between August and October

Bering Strait

Atlantic

Ocean

Arctic

Ocean

China

Pacific

Ocean

Indian

Ocean

Source: Guardian graphic

The traditional shipping route is via

Singapore and the Suez canal...

...but global heating has caused the

Northern Sea Route to become passable

between August and October

Atlantic

Ocean

Atlantic

Ocean

Bering Strait

Arctic

Ocean

Arctic

Ocean

China

Suez

canal

China

Pacific

Ocean

Indian

Ocean

Indian

Ocean

Source: Guardian graphic