Tanker Carrier liquefied natural gas (LNG) "Ob River" chartered company "Gazprom Marketing and Trading", in October 2012, made a ballast voyage from South Korea to Western Europe, becoming the world’s first LNG carrier, which took place on the Northern Sea Route .
About this IAA "IAA" reported in the press service of the State Maritime Academy (SMA) of the Admiral SO Makarova, the graduates of which were a part of the ship’s crew.
One of the goals achieved in the process of moving gas tanker "Ob River" on the Northern Sea Route, was the collection of data to test the technical and commercial feasibility of the use of the route for the international transport of LNG.
According to the Director of Maritime Transport and Logistics "Gazprom Marketing and Trading," Nikolai Grigoriev, co-operation in ensuring the safe operation of LNG carriers in ice in a cold climate with shipowners partner of the project "Sakhalin-2" serves the purpose of preparing shipments of LNG through the Russian Arctic.
Tanker "Ob River" (Ice Class 1A Classification Lloyd’s Register) was built in 2007 and features a ship’s equipment in the winter set.
"Gazprom Marketing and Trading" — a subsidiary of OAO "Gazprom", set up in order to optimize the energy commodity assets of OAO "Gazprom" and their distribution through its global marketing and sales network. The company’s headquarters is in London and has offices — in Singapore, Houston, Paris, Berlin and other cities around the world. "Gazprom Marketing and Trading," is responsible for optimizing energy assets of Gazprom and the expansion of sales through its marketing and sales network.
State Maritime Academy Admiral Makarov dates back to May 7, 1876. The Academy has 8 manufacturing faculties of Navigation, International Transport Management, Marine Engineering, electromechanical, electronic, arctic, since 2009 — the legal since 2010 — Department of Economics. In 1994, the Academy has been certified Department of Education and Certification IMO.