An ice-breaking LNG carrier is heading for the Arctic passage of the Northern Sea Route in January when ice cover can be at its highest.

Eikland Energy data service iGIS/LNG said the 172,600-cbm Vladimir Vize (built 2018) is on course for a return voyage through the NSR.

Kpler data shows the LNG carrier discharged its cargo at China's Rudong LNG terminal around 6 January.