Icebreaker Maintenance: Keeping the Fleet Operational

The emergence of polar shipping routes—such as the Northern Sea Route and the Northwest Passage—heralds a new epoch in global maritime commerce. These Arctic arteries offer expedited pathways for trade between Asia, Europe, and North America, circumventing traditional maritime thoroughfares and unlocking substantial economic dividends. Moreover, the strategic allure of polar resources—encompassing oil, gas, and minerals—fuels an ever-growing appetite for exploration and exploitation in these frigid domains.