Volga Shipping freight in the I half of 2012 increased by 25% — up to 2.7 million tonnes

The volume of cargo of "shipping company" Volga Shipping "in the January-June 2012 amounted to 2.7 million tons, up 25% from the same period last year. The press service of the Company.

Cargo and towing vessels Volga Shipping it was carried 2.7 million tons of cargo, up 25% compared to the 6 months of 2012.

Revenues from freight for 6 months amounted to 1.6 billion rubles., That 45% more than the same period last year.

The share of domestic transport in total freight was 53%, the share of exports — 47% (in 2011 — 40% domestic and 60% of export goods).

Main cargo transported on the river, still are construction materials, metals and sulfur. Enriched with sand and gravel and crushed stone transported 1,000,000 tons (+45% compared to the same period last year), metal — 559 thousand tons of sulfur — 440 thousand tons. Traffic volumes of metal and sulfur remained on the same level as last year.

In addition, during this period were transported 213.9 million tons of chemical fertilizers (- 25.9%) and 41.5 thousand tons of salt (30.4%).

In 2012 came navigate the entire series of 10 new vessels of RSD 44. Total self-propelled cargo fleet of Volga Shipping in operation increased by 13.

JSC "Shipping Company" Volga Shipping "- one of the largest shipping companies in Russia, founded in 1843. Carries out cargo and passenger transportation on rivers and lakes of the country. At the end of 2011, the navigation has been transported 6.7 million tons of cargo and 368,000 passengers.

Shipping is included in VBTH — shipping division of the international transport group UCL Holding (is the majority shareholder VBTH), consolidating a number of Russian rail, stevedoring and logistics companies.

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