Yamal LNG’s flagship ice-breaking LNG carrier has completed a laden passage through the Arctic's Northern Sea Route two months in advance of when similar voyages have previously been undertaken.

Leading Yamal shareholder Novatek said 172,600-cbm Christophe de Margerie (built 2017)’s 2,563-nautical-mile Arctic passage from its Sabetta terminal to the Bering Strait took 12 days.