By LNG World News Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot has called for the Russian government to improve navigational safety measures on the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
The company has also called for a ban on substandard ships and crews sailing in the environmentally sensitive region, following shipping traffic growth along the route that will be utilized by the Yamal LNG project starting in 2018.
Sovcomflot said that in 2018, Yamal LNG, together with Novy Port, both served by the company, are expected to generate around 11.5 million tons of freight alone, almost doubling the Soviet-era NSR peak record of 6.6 million tons in 1987.
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