Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

U.S. Navy Foresees Ice-Free North Pole by 2035-40, FT Reports

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:

Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The shrinking of Arctic ice means commercial ships may be able to sail over the North Pole as early as 2035, greatly reducing the time and cost of sea transport between Europe and Asia, according to Rear Admiral Dave Titley, who heads the U.S. Navy’s climate-change task force, the Financial Times reported.

Speaking at a conference in Tromso, Norway, Titley said there’s “a pretty good chance” that the Arctic Ocean will become “essentially ice-free for about a month” at some time between 2035 and 2040, the newspaper reported.

To contact the reporter on this story: Alan Purkiss in London on

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Colin Keatinge in London at

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.