An Arc7 ship controlled by Teekay LNG and partner China LNG Shipping (Holdings) has notched up a pioneering transit of Russia’s Northern Sea Route (NSR).

Teekay Gas Group president and chief executive Mark Kremin tells TradeWinds that although the 172,600-cbm LNG carrier Eduard Toll (built 2017) presented itself at Sabetta a few days late for "Russian Christmas", the company was still “thrilled” to see it arrive there ahead of schedule.

Captain Solomakha (left) with Mark Kremin Photo: Teekay LNG

Kremin says the Eduard Toll “broke ice 1.8