JSC "Kostroma Shipyard" June 27, 2012 launched the pusher "Alphaeus", built on the order of "Prime Shipping".
The vessel is designed for towing and pushing barges carrying capacity of 5 million — 8 tons with all types of oil cargo, including oil and petroleum products with flash point below 60 ° C. Class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping: CM * R2-RSN Ise2 AUT3 Tug.
Barge-towing composition (tug "Alphaeus" and barge "Aphrodite") will join the fleet, "Prime Shipping" in the first half of July. This is the fifth part of the company, equipped with a marine-type coupling ARTICOUPLE to be pushed into the sea, "to optimize their use and to reach higher levels in the rate of progress that are compatible with tankers."
LLC "Prime Shipping" — the branch of Pietro Barbaro (Italy) in the Samara region. The shipping company Pietro Barbaro was acquired in January 2006. Is principally engaged in transportation of petroleum products.
JSC "Kostroma Shipyard" since 1930, when it was founded, "he Shipyard. Komsomolskaya Pravda "in the area of the confluence of the Volga and Kostroma. In September 2001, "Kostroma Shipyard" transformed into JSC "Kostroma Shipyard." To date, sites under construction barges, bunkering and oil barges carrying capacity from 1,000 to 5,000 tons.