That shortens the distance to Asia right?
Nope. The distance between Asia to every other places still remains exactly the same.
In a pedantic sense, yes.
In a practical sense (per the distance of shipping lanes) perhaps not. But I hardly think ice-free poles, and the accompanying global rise in temperatures and sea-levels, are worth the other consequences. And those include war, mass migration of refugees, shifting of zones of arable land, uncertain survivability of plants moved to different latitudes, and so on.