China to develop new heavy icebreaker for ‘Polar Silk Road’

Nov 13, 2021 | INVESTING

China plans to develop a new heavy icebreaker and semi-submersible heavy lift ships – so big that they can carry other ships – in the next five years to support its expanding maritime activities.The heavy icebreaker is to be used for rescues along China’s “Polar Silk Road” trade route, part of its global infrastructure Belt and Road Initiative. A design for the icebreaker is expected to be completed by 2025, according to a transport ministry notice released last month that did not give further…

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