PJSC “Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company” for 2.5 months after the start of Russian military aggression against Ukraine resumed operation of 23 barges to ensure the transportation of goods along the Danube.

Goods transportation along the Danube

Acting Director General Dmitry Moskalenko told about it in an interview with Ports of Ukraine, Railway Supply informs.

According to the head, it was possible to put into operation a total of 23 barges in a fairly short time. They were laid up without documents and we put them under the flag of Ukraine. Another 13 barges are in the process of issuing ship documents in a similar way and will be added to the carriage in the near future.

Dmitry Moskalenko noted that today the Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company river fleet is fully loaded.

“We switched to short trips, so each caravan makes two trips a month on average instead of 60 days in the past. As we put additional tonnage into operation, loading is growing,” he said.

Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company carries out river cargo transportation along the Danube and the sea. The cargo river fleet includes 75 self-propelled and 245 non-self-propelled vessels. The marine cargo fleet is represented by seven vessels with a deadweight of 3.3–4 thousand tons (six dry cargo ships of the Izmail type and one Desna tanker).

The bulk of the cargo is metallurgical raw materials supplied to the Danube countries. The river passenger fleet of the company is represented by motor ships “Moldavia”, “Ukraine”, “Dnepr” and “Volga”.

As previously reported, Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company announced tenders for the transportation of grain from the ports of Reni and Izmail.

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