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Volga Shipping Company carried over 8 million tonnes of cargo in river navigation season of 2020

15 December 2020
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In the navigation season of 2020, vessels of Volga Shipping Company JSC carried 8.2 million tonnes of cargo by inland water ways of Russia. Exports made the bulk of cargo turnover.

In the reported period, transportation of grain cargo totaled 3.2 million tonnes (39% of the total turnover), crushed stone – over 1.5 million tonnes (19%), sulphur – 1.4 million tonnes (17%), liquid bulk cargo – 0.9 million tonnes (11%), metal – 0.8 million tonnes (10%), round timber and other dry bulk cargo (salt, granulated slag, etc.) – about 1 million tonnes. Besides, the shipping company performed 19 voyages carrying project cargo.

Exports accounted for 73% of the total cargo turnover (more than 6 million tonnes). The company’s key export cargo was grain, metal, granulated sulphur and oil products.

“This year, we have seen a growth of wheat harvest in the Central Russia, – said Yury Gilts, Managing Director of Volga Shipping Company. – Of course, those high agricultural results had a positive impact on the company’s orders, for both IWW and international shipping. We are currently summarizing the results of the year and expect our total turnover to exceed 15 million tonnes”.

In the river navigation season of 2020, the fleet of Volga Shipping Company was operating across the entire European part of Russia: in the North-West, Central, Volga, Azov-Don and Kama basins with the entry to the coastal waters of the Baltic, Black and Caspian seas.

More than 220 dry bulk carriers and tankers were involved in operations on inland water ways.


About Volga Shipping Company:

Established in 1843, Volga Shipping Company is among Russia’s largest shipping enterprises. The fleet under operational management of the company numbers about 250 cargo ships with a total deadweight exceeding 1.4 million tonnes. In 2019, the company carried 14.3 million tonnes of cargo. The range of services offered by Volga Shipping Company includes: transportation of dry bulk, general, liquid bulk and project cargo along inland water ways of Russia by river-sea and international routes.