The parties addressed cooperation issues, including the arrangement of hydrocarbons transportation via the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
Sergey Frank informed Alexey Miller that the SCF Amur carrier had successfully completed her voyage. The vessel was the first to deliver a cargo of petroleum products owned by Gazprom Neft via the new high-latitude NSR.
The SCF Amur vessel covered the NSR in record time for 2012 summer navigation – 7 days. Therefore, energy resources are shipped significantly faster via the Northern Sea Route than via the traditional route, i.e. the Suez Canal.