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28.04.18 01:54
Vessels of new RSD49 and DCV36 projects transported 30% of all NWSC cargoes

According to the press-service of "North-Western Shipping Company" (NWSC, part of the UCL Holding), 30% of the total of the shipping company for the January-March period of 2018 were made by the new NWSC vessels, namely 10 vessels of the DCV36 prj. of Ametist type and 7 vessels of the RSD49 prj. of the Neva-Leader type. Income of freight activity is 1.65 milliard of rubles; one may compare with 1.49 milliard of rubles for 1st quarter of 2017.
The whole transportation capacity by all vessels of the NWSC company for January - March period of 2018 amounted 1.2 million tons.
Vessels of the NWSC company transported grain (0.5 million tons, or +43%), ferrous metals (0.2 million tons, or -28%), chemical and mineral fertilizers (0.19 million tons, or -16%), coal (0.14 million t, or -44%), non-ferrous metals (0.04 million tons, or -20%), timber (0.05 million tons, or +51%), other cargoes (0.08 million tons).
The timber transportation increase was affected by the growth in consumption by wood processing companies in Scandinavia. A significant increase of grain transportation was caused by the reorientation of part of the fleet for its transportations due to favorable market conditions and the growth of the harvest in 2017.
This led to decrease of transportation of other major cargoes, but in whole it had a positive effect on the company's economic performance.
The most part of transportations (about 0.86 million tons, or 72% of the total capacity) was export shipments of the shipping company, which at the same time decreased by 10%. The main nomenclature of the export included grain, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, coal, chemical and mineral fertilizers.
Transportation between foreign ports amounted 0.34 million t, or 28% of the total capacity, showing a decrease of 3%.
The value of import cargo transportation of the shipping company decreased by 33% to 0.02 million tons; which is caused by a common slowdown of import to Russia from Europe. Import part in the total traffic for the reported period was 1.6%.
Practically there was no inner Russian transportation during the reporting period.
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.
Nevskiy Shipyard is a 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.
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.