North-Western Shipping Company carried out 3.2 million tons of cargo for the first half year of 2013
According to the press-service JSC "NWS" the capacity of cargo transportation of Northwestern Shipping Company in the first half year of 2013 was 3.2 million tons, this is more than for the same period of last year by 28%. Export transportations increased by 9.6% up to 1.37 million tons, import ones increased by 63%, up to 0.5 million tons. The capacity of transportation between foreign ports is of 1.33 million tons (+51%). In particular, the ferrous metals transportation increased up to 749 thousand tons, construction materials transportation increased up to 229 thousand tons, chemical fertilizers transportation increased up to 569 thousand tons, timber cargoes transportation increased up to 229 thousand tons. The growth is specified, especially by accepting into operation new high-efficient vessels boats. From the beginning of 2013 the whole series of DCV36 project (10 vessels) built in 2011-2012, and 3 cargo vessels of RSD49 project, accepted in the end of 2012 - beginning of 2013 was involved for the transportation for the first time.
Vessels' projects (DCV36 and RSD49) were designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
DCV36 project from the very beginning 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 prj. 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 BC Code.
Project was designed for Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) class notation of the project is of KM Ice 3 AUT1.
Vessel is steel single-deck motor-ship with unrestricted sailing region with single cargo hold, single screw, with forecastle and poop, with deck-house and engine-room located aft, with a double bottom and double sides in the cargo area, with removable grain bulkheads, with bulb fore and transom aft ends, with hatch covers of "folding" type of Cargotech firm, with bow thruster.
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's 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 of 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.
Vessels of RSD49 prj. refers 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 prj. 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 transport 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. The project satisfies all the requirements of international conventions.
RSD49 prj. vessels' are the biggest ones among the dry cargo vessels that satisfy Volga-Don canal dimensions for today such as prototype vessels of RSD19 prj.
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.
All holds are box-shaped, smooth-wall, convenient for carrying out the freight works and placing a cargo without shifting. The cargo holds' sizes are of 26.0x12.7x8.4 (hold No. 1), 52.00x12.7x8.4 m (hold Nos. 2), 27.3x12.7x8.4 (hold No. 3).