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During the year of 2016 the volume of shipments undertaken by vessels of North-Western Shipping Company (NWSC) (the company is a member of UCL Holding) equaled to 5.7 million tons, which is 18% higher than the volume during the corresponding period last year.
1.8 million tons (which is more than 30%) of the shipping overall was conducted by new motor vessels of NWSC — 10 vessels of DCV36 project (lead ship — «Amethyst») and 7 vessels of RSD49 «Neva-Leader» project.
The vessels shipped cargo as follows: 1.8 million tons of grain cargo (+26%), 0.9 million tons of ferrous materials (-10%), 0.8 million tons of chemical and mineral fertilizers (at the same level shown last year), 0.25 million tons of timber cargo (-22%), 0.62 million tons of coal (+82%), 0.5 million tons of construction cargo (an 8 times increase), 0.23 million tons of non-ferrous metals (+37%), 0.15 million tons of scrap metal cargo (+9%), 0.4 million tons of other types of cargo.
The structure of shipping during the year of 2016 underwent some changes as compared to the one of the year of 2015. The rate of shipping between foreign ports declined by 8% while the rate of domestic shipping increased by 9%.
The majority of shipping — 4.1 million tons which equals to 73% — was formed by export cargo of the shipping company, its quantity growing by 21%. The majority of the exported range of items was formed by grain cargo, ferrous materials and non-ferrous metals, scrap metal cargo, coal, chemical and mineral fertilizers, timber cargo.