On March 2, M/V Kapitan Kanatov left for her first voyage having marked the beginning of the navigation season of 2018 for Volga Shipping OJSC (a company of UCL Holding).
A ceremonial opening of the Volga Shipping Company (part of the UCL Holding) navigation on the Upper Volga took place on April 25th. The company vessel Volgo-Don 5050 passed through the gateway of the lock No.13 of Gorodets Hydro Power Plant and headed for Cherepovets for metal loading.
Vessels of the Volga Shipping Company delivered 5.2 mln tons of cargos in 2016, by 7% less than the previous year. The cargo turnover made 5.3 billion tkm, equal to the last year level.
The total volume of the cargo carried by V.F. Tanker during the navigation period of the year 2016 — from April till November — has made 2.9 mln ton. Of them 2.5 mln ton (21% growth as compared to the 2015 figure for the same period) were delivered by the inland waterways of the Russian Unified Deep Water System.
On November 27 the Volga Shipping Company completed 2016 cargo navigation. According to recent reports the company vessels transported 5.2 mln tons of cargo, by 7% less than the previous year. 
On 27 April, the combined platform tanker ‘Volga-Flot 10’ of project RST54 (yard number 5404) has left the berth of the Park Parizhskoy Kommuny Shipyard (Nizhny Novgorod region) to take its first voyage.
On April 25 a ceremonial opening of the Volga Shipping Company navigation took place on the Upper Volga.
On April 1, 2016, V.F. Tanker’s m/t ‘Mekhanik Antonov’ took part in the ceremonial events dedicated to the official opening of navigation in the Azov-Don basin.
The navigation flag of 2016 is hoisted – the Volga Shipping starts cargo navigation on the Lower Volga
Cargo, towing, technical fleet and auxiliary vessels of the Volga Shipping are in the final stage of repairing at the company maintenance bases and ship-repairing yards.



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