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01.11.14 22:03
10 vessels of DCV36 prj. and 7 vessels of RSD49 prj. provided 32% of total transportation capacity of North-Western Shipping Company during the first

According to the statement of press-service of OJSC "North-Western Shipping Company", 17 new vessels of the Shipping Company successfully operated during 9 month of 2014, namely 10 unrestricted navigation area DCV36 vessels with deadweight of 5030 t and 7 "Volga-Don Max" type RSD49 vessels with deadweight of 7150 t. Transportation amount of these vessels increased up to 1.4 million tons of cargo (4.4 million tons of cargo is a total amount of company's transportation). OJSC "North-Western Shipping Company" achieved increase of income by 24% up to 4.5 milliard rubles from charter activity due to efficiency measures. The growth of amount of high-tariffed cargoes in transportation structure as grain, fertilizer, ferrous metals and project cargoes had an influence on financial indicators' increase.
In general list of cargoes, carried by company's fleet, grain transportation increased by 20% up to 1.35 million tons, timber transportation by 7% up to 0.4 million tons due to good grain harvest in Russia and CIS countries. Transportation of chemical and mineral fertilizers level was the same as in 2013 and amounted 0.8 million tons. Transportation of ferrous metals decreased by 20% down to 0.88 million tons. Export transportations kept at the same level as in last year and amounted 2.37 million tons, import transportation was 0.4 million tons, transportation between foreign ports amounted 1.47 million tons.
The lead vessel of the DCV36 prj. "Ametist" was put into 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 BC 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'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. Hull's theoretical forms, ice passability and hull's strength, main engine capacity fully satisfy the new requirements of Finnish-Swedish Ice Regulation.
The lead RSD49 vessel "Neva-Leader 1" was put into operation on 26.11.12, the seventh one "Neva-Leader 7" was accepted for operation on 23.12.13. Three other vessels are being built now.
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 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.