One of the most important trade lanes on the globe, the Asia-Europe trade is where mega-ships are typically deployed first after entering service because of the high level of trade between these regions. Ships on this route typically transit the Suez Canal, but low fuel prices and receding ice sheets in the Arctic have some carriers experimenting with routes around the Horn of Africa and Russia.
It plays an important role in the political and economic links between countries in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and can be divided into three lines: North, Central and South.
Northern route: London - Amsterdam - Berlin - Moscow - Irkutsk - Vladivostok
Central route: London-Frankfurt-Bulalestan-Tehran-Urumqi-Beijing
Southern route: London - Paris - Rome - Cairo - Karachi - Beijing
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