Novatek ships its first LNG cargos to China via NSR

July 19, 2018

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Novatek announces that it has shipped its first LNG cargos from the Yamal LNG project to China via the Northern Sea Route (NSR). On July 19, an official ceremony was held to celebrate the arrival of Arc7 LNG tankers “Vladimir Rusanov” and “Eduard Toll” to the Chinese port of Jiangsu Rudong. Novatek mentions that the net voyage time from the port of Sabetta through the NSR to the destination port was completed in 19 days as compared to 35 days for the traditional eastern route via the Suez Canal and the Strait of Malacca.

Edited from Novatek press release.