Yakov Gakkel, owned by a joint venture between Teekay LNG Partners and China LNG Partners, joins a fleet of 15 specially designed
tankers transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) year-round from one of Russia’s most significant export developments in a
generation, Yamal LNG. Built in less than six years and to ARC7 ice class, 15 vessels with 170,000m
3 capacity have opened the Northern Sea Route to commercial gas shipping and significantly expanded the navigation period in
the direction of the Asia-Pacific region, ensuring year-round transportation of gas to customers westwards.
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