A Sovcomflot (SCF Group)-owned Arc7 LNG carrier has completed an eastbound laden transit of part of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in January.

The voyage comes as Russia moves to extend the season for commercial shipments through Arctic waters.

Sovcomflot said its 172,600-cbm, ice-breaking vessel Christophe de Margerie (built 2017) took 10 days and 21 hours to sail from the Gulf of Ob’s seaway channel.