France, Russia: New Tanker Opens Northern Shipping Route

Aug 18, 2017 | 19:13 GMT

French international energy company Total announced Aug. 17 that the Christophe de Margerie completed its first voyage while carrying cargo. The specially outfitted liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker, which has a shipping capacity of 80,000 metric tons, started its journey in Norway and ended it in South Korea. It previously started test voyages without cargo in March. The ship is part of an eventual 15 tanker fleet that will focus on transporting LNG from the Yamal plant in Russia, as well as Norwegian LNG facilities....

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