The Cargo delivery time was 1.5 times shorter in comparison to the traditional route, with a significant reduction in freight costs, according to official data.

The Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) has for the first time supplied its products to China over the Northern Sea Route, the company’s press service said on Monday.

“On October 5, two vessels with the Belarusian muriate of potash for the first time arrived from the port of Klaipeda to China over the Northern Sea Route, through waters of the Arctic Ocean and then through the Bering Strait,” the company said.

The cargo delivery time was 1.5 times shorter in comparison to the traditional route, with a significant reduction in freight costs

“This bold project underscores the aspiration of BPC toward the ongoing improvement of the service quality and also makes a material contribution to the development of the Belt & Road global strategic initiative,” the press service said.