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Volga Shipping Company delivered oversize cargo for terminal construction in Ust-Luga

Volga Shipping Company JSC and Volga-Baltic Logistic LLC (subsidiary of Volga Shipping Company) have completed the delivery of oversize equipment for construction of the multifunctional terminal in the Leningrad Region intended for handling of mineral fertilizers, dry bulk and general cargo.

The delivery from Kaliningrad to the port of Ust-Luga (Leningrad Region) began in January and finished on 25 January 2021 года. Two river-sea going vessels of Volga Shipping Company, Onyx and Charoyeet of Project DCV36, transported two foot bridges (65-70 meters long) and four 53-meter long crane booms. Each cargo unit was up to 155 tonnes in weight and 9 meters in height. The ships carried a total of 1,000 tonnes of oversize equipment.

To arrange transportation of oversize cargo, specialists of Volga-Baltic Logistic cooperated with the engineers of Central Marine Research and Design Institute (CNIIMF), Trans Engineering Company LLC and Digital Marine Technologies LLC to conduct engineering calculations and to develop several projects for transportation, disposition, fixing of cargo as well as for its loading and unloading by cranes. It took several months to select a variety of ship types.

Efficient solution on disposition of long length cargo on the two vessels of Volga Shipping Company was implemented with the assistance of Digital Marine Technology through a unique technology applied by seagoing vessels dedicated for project cargo transportation.

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.

Volga Shipping Company’s subsidiary Volgo-Baltic Logistic LLC was established in 2008 for arranging multimodal transportation of general and project cargo.

Together with Volga Shipping company, VBL takes part in projects on development of hydrocarbon fields in the Caspian Sea, expansion of RF refining complex, nuclear power industry, chemical industry, machine building and shipbuilding through delivery of equipment by river-sea going ships and articulated tug-barge units.

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