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S. Korea successfully completes pilot service on Arctic shipping route

2013/10/22 17:50

By Kim Kwang-tae

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) -- A Swedish oil tanker operated by a South Korean company arrived in the Asian country Tuesday after sailing through the Arctic, a company official said, successfully completing South Korea's first pilot service on the northern polar route that holds large potential for cost and time savings for local shipping companies.

The tanker arrived in Gwangyang port of South Korea 35 days after it left Russia's Ust-Luga port carrying 44,000 tons of naphtha for a local petrochemical company, according to Hyundai Glovis Co., a shipping unit of Hyundai Motor Group.