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31.10.16 17:53
Overall results of North-West Shipping Company for January-September of 2016, which include 10 DCV36 and 7 RSD49 vessels

According to the press-service of OJSC "North-Western Shipping Company" (NWSC, is included in the UCL Holding), from January till September of 2016 the company vessels transported 4.26 million tons of cargo (for 16.5% more than the last year). More than 30% (1.3 million tons) of whole transportation has been made by new vessels of the company namely by 10 DCV36 vessels of "Amethyst" type and 7 RSD49 vessels of "Neva Leader" type.
In general, transportation's structure of NWSC hasn't changed in 9 months of 2016. Vessels transported:
grain cargo - 1.3 million tons (+30%);
ferrous metals - 647 thousand tons (-21%);
chemical and mineral fertilizers - 560 thousand tons (-9%);
construction cargoes - 496 thousand tons (increase by 9 times);
coal - 402 thousand tons (double increase);
non-ferrous metals - 179 thousand tons (+19%);
timber - 197 thousand tons (-25%);
scrap metals - 134 thousand (+14.5%);
other cargoes - 237 thousand tons.
The most part of transportation (3 million tons or 7%) amounted export cargoes, showing an increase by 21%. The following cargoes amounted the main nomenclature of export:
Grain cargoes - 1.2 million tons (+ 31%);
Ferrous metals - 595 thousand tons (-14%);
Coal - 375 thousand tons (double increase);
Chemical and mineral fertilizers - 406 thousand tons (+64%);
Non-ferrous metals - 118 thousand tons (+87%).
Transportations between foreign ports amounted 672 thousand tons or 16% of total amount; it decreased by 31% mainly due to decreasing of the main cargoes of segment: timber, ferrous/non-ferrous metals and fertilizers. In the meanwhile, same as at the export segment, growth was shown by grain products transportation; practically there was double increase up to 112 thousand tons.
Import dropped down by 43% to 115 thousand tons due to reduction of import part of Russian cargo flow. Import transportation part has amounted 2.7% of the total transportation capacity for 9 months of 2016.
Russian inner transportation has amounted 481 thousand tons and grew by 34 times; mainly it consisted of construction cargoes. It's interesting to admit, that in 2015 the whole capacity of inner transportations of NWSC was 22 thousand tons. Now days inner Russian transportation occupied 11.3% of the total transportation amount.
The lead RSD49 vessel "Neva-Leader 1" was accepted for operation on 26.11.12, the seventh one "Neva-Leader 7" was accepted for operation on 23.12.13.
Neva Shipyard is the builder.
RSD49 prj. is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
RSD49 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for Volga-Don canal. Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of BC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
RSD49 vessel's feature is a big middle hold of 52 m long as diversity from all other "Volga-Don Max" type projects designed by MEB. This hold allows to transportation of large-sized cargoes in direct voyages from Europe to Caspian Sea; such point should significantly increase economic effect of vessels' operation.
Vessel was designed for Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation of KM Ice2 R2 AUT1-C.
RSD49 vessels' are the biggest ones among the dry cargo vessels that satisfy Volga-Don canal dimensions for today such as prototype RSD19 vessels.
With characterized draught of 3.6 m in Volga-Don canal deadweight is about 4520 tons, maximal deadweight in the sea with draught of 4.70 m is of 7143 tons. Overall length is of 139.95 m, overall breadth is of 16.70 m, breadth without side fenders is of 16.50 m, depth is of 6.00 m. Summarized capacity of cargo holds is of 10920 cub. m.
The lead DCV36 vessel "Ametist" was accepted for operation on 22.04.11. The last series' vessel "Yashma" was accepted for operation on 18.12.12.
Qingdao Hyundai Shipbuilding Co. (Qingdao, China) is a builder.
DCV36 prj. is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
DCV36 project was a seagoing vessel of unrestricted sailing region from the very beginning. This project has corresponding safety factor, thickness of hull elements and main engines capacity.
DCV36 prj. is of striking innovation character type. Deadweight exceeding 5000 t for present-day single hold dry cargo vessel with calculated length less than 85 m was reached for the first time.
DCV36 vessels are assigned for transportation of general, solid bulk, scrap, grain, coal, timber, heavy and large-sized cargoes, ISO 20' and 40' containers with height up to 9.5' (including ref containers), dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code.
Overall length is of 89.96 m, calculated length is of 84.89 m, breadth is of 14.5 m, depth is of 7.5 m, summer freeboard draught is of 6.40, deadweight for this draught is of 5039 t.
Cargo hold is designed of the box-shaped smooth-wall type, convenient for carrying out the freight works and placing a cargo without stowing. The cargo hold sizes are of 60.0x11.50x9.20 m; that ensures placing 3 tiers of 9.5' containers or large-sized cargoes. Cargo holds capacity is 6230 cub.m.
Double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity of 14.0 t per sq.m and for bucket grab usage.
Vessel's hull is design for Ice3 ice category for operation in Baltic and White Seas during whole year. Hull's theoretical forms, ice passability and hull's strength, main engine capacity fully satisfy the new requirements of Finnish-Swedish Ice Regulation.