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27.01.16 15:20
2015 outcome of North-West Shipping Company, including 10 DCV36 vessels and 7 RSD49 ones

According to the press-service of OJSC "North-Western Shipping Company" (NWSC), the income from transportation activity (which contains 98% of total revenue) grew by 25% up to 8 milliard rubles in 2015. The positive dynamic of financial rates was also ensured by switching of the most part of fleet, including 10 DCV36 vessels of "Amethyst" type and 7 RSD49 vessels of "Neva Leader" type, to transportation of the high-rated cargoes.
During accounting period DCV36 vessels of "Amethyst" type transported more than 1 million tons of cargo, including about 0.5 million tons in the export transportation and about 0.45 million tons between foreign ports.
RSD49 vessels of "Neva Leader" type transported 0.49 million tons of cargo, including 0.38 million tons in export transportation.
Same time, 2015 capacity of NWSC fleet's transportation reached 4.8 million tons.
About 70% of income was gained due to transportations of grain, timber, chemical and mineral fertilizers, products and scrap of ferrous metals, project cargoes and equipment.
Transportation's structure of NWSC hasn't changed in 2015, as a whole. Vessels transported grain (1.43 million tons), ferrous metals (> 1 million tons), chemical and mineral fertilizers (0.78 million tons), timber (0.32 million tons), coal (0.34 million tons), non-ferrous metal (0.17 million tons), scrap of ferrous metals (0.14 million tons), chemical cargoes (0.12 million tons), other cargoes (0.5 million tons).
The most part of transportation (3.4 million tons or 70.2%) amounted export cargoes, showing an increase of 6.7%. Grain, ferrous metals and scrap, coal, chemical and mineral fertilizers, timber amounted the main nomenclature of export cargoes.
63% of grain export transportation (0.9 million tons) was occupied by "lightering" (grain transportation from Russian ports at Azov Sea to the port roads' transshipment complexes near Caucasus port with further grain reloading onto big marine vessels); 2014 result was improved by 25%.
Transportations between foreign ports amounted 1.1 million tons or 23.6% of total amount, decreased by 36%, mainly due to decreasing of the main cargoes of segment, such as grain, timber, scrap of ferrous metals and fertilizers.
Import halved down to 0.27 million tons due to reduction of ferrous metal, building materials and chemical cargoes flows from Europe to Russia. Import transportation part has amounted 5.7% of the total transportation capacity in 2015.
Russian inner transportation of NWSC in 2015 has amounted 22 thousand tons; it includes equipment transportation onboard DCV36 vessel "Ametist" through the Northern Sea Route and building cargoes delivery from Northern-Western RF marine ports to Kaliningrad.
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.
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. 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.