Novatek Wants Arctic Sea Route Open Year Round

by Sabina Zawadzki (Reuters) - Russian gas producer Novatek wants to use nuclear icebreakers to keep the Northern Sea Route, a shipping path traversing the Arctic to Asia, open all year long for its liquefied natural gas (LNG), a top executive said on Wednesday. “Our plan is to keep the Northern Sea Route open twelve months a year in 2023 to 25 with 100-megawatt-hour nuclear … [Read more...]

First Yamal LNG Cargo Shipped to China’s CNOOC via Northern Sea Route

Russian oil and gas firm Novatek has shipped it first cargo of Arctic gas produced at Yamal LNG to China National Offshore Oil Corporation. The LNG cargo was delivered to the Fujian LNG Terminal in China via the Northern Sea Route. The cargo was transported aboard an Arc7 ice-class LNG carrier in just 20 days, completing its eastbound transit of the NSR in 7.5 days and … [Read more...]

LNG-Powered Tanker Completes Transit of Northern Sea Route

The LNG-fueled Aframax tanker Lomonosov Prospect has successfully completed its first commercial voyage along the Northern Sea Route (NSR) to deliver a cargo of oil from the Republic of Korea to Northern Europe. The voyage across the NSR took the Arc4 ice-class vessel 7.8 days to complete, during which the tanker covered a distance of 2,194 nautical miles, finishing on … [Read more...]

Photos: Venta Maersk’s Passage of the Northern Sea Route

On 22 August 2018, the Maersk Line feeder ship Venta Maersk departed from the port of Vladivostok in Russia for its maiden voyage to northern Europe, where it will enter service in the North and Baltic Seas.  However, instead of taking the usual route through the Suez Canal, the Venta Maersk headed north to the Bering Sea. For the first time in the history of the … [Read more...]

Maersk Containership Completes Historic Passage of Northern Sea Route

The container ship Venta Maersk arrived in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Friday after completing its historic one-off passage of the Northern Sea Route from Asia to Europe.  Venta Maersk, one of Maersk Line’s new Baltic feeder vessels, embarked on her voyage on 22 August 2018 in the port of Vladivostok, Russia. The route included stops in Vostochny and Busan, before … [Read more...]