The Gazprom headquarters hosted yesterday aworking meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman ofthe Management Committee and Sergey Frank, Director General ofSovcomflot.
The parties discussed the cooperation inarranging marine shipping ofliquefied natural gas (LNG), among other things, toAsia-Pacific markets.
InJanuary 2012 Gazprom and Sovcomflot reached the agreement onarranging atest shipment via the Northern Sea Route todeliver Gazprom’s hydrocarbons toAsia-Pacific markets, taking into account the growing urgency for energy resources supplies tothe region.
InAugust 2012the SCF Amur tanker shipped for the first time Gazprom Neft’s petroleum products via anew high-latitude route within the Northern Sea Route (NSR). The tanker passed through the NSR routes inthe record time of2012 summer navigation- 7days.
Itwas the fourth transit passage from the Atlantic tothe Pacific Ocean through the Arctic for Sovcomflot. The Sovcomflot passages along the Northern Sea Route that commenced in2010 went down tothe world navigation history. In2010the SCF Baltica tanker became the first large-capacity vessel that ever passed through the Northern Sea Route loaded with petroleum products. In2011the Vladimir Tikhonov vessel of163 thousand tons deadweight discovered anew high-latitude route within the Northern Sea Route and became the largest vessel ever navigated along the Arctic routes.