For its operations, the company deploys 200 dry cargo carriers and tankers which carry about 10 million tonnes of cargo.
- 22 tankers of Project RST27 with sea/river deadweight of 6,980/5,378 tonnes
This new modern tanker of mixed river-sea navigation has a Volgo-Don Max class and features an increased deadweight and extra full hull form. The vessel’s deadweight in sea and in river is 6,980 tonnes and 5,378 accordingly, length –140.85 meters, breadth – 16.86 meters. The vessel’s dimensions meet the requirements of the Volga-Don Canal and the Volga-Baltic Waterway. The tanker design takes into account special requirements of Russian and international oil companies as well as additional environmental restrictions of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping «ECO PROJECT» (ECO-S). In 2012 and in 2013 the vessel of project RST27 was listed among the 50 Significant Ships in annual report published by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
- 8 tankers of Project 19614 with sea/river deadweight of 5,530 / 4,960 tonnes
This new modern tanker of mixed river-sea navigation belongs to the fifth group of ships in terms of propulsion plant power. The vessel’s deadweight in sea and in river is 5,530 tonnes and 4,960 tonnes accordingly, length –141 meters, breadth – 16.9 meters. When put into operation it was the largest Russian river going ship in terms of dimensions.
- Combined dry/ liquid bulk cargo open platform tanker of Project RST54 with a deadweight of 5,700 tonnes
Multipurpose combination bulk oil / deck cargo tanker intended for transportation of both oil products and dry cargo (general and bulk cargo) ensures loading for both directions. The vessel’s deadweight is 5,700 tonnes, length –140.95 meters, breadth – 16.9 meters. The vessel’s dimensions are optimal for actual conditions of Russia’s inland water ways. In 2014, the vessel was listed among the 50 Significant Ships in annual report published by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
- 10 vessels of Project RSD44 with a deadweight of 5,400 tonnes
This new modern dry cargo carrier was designed under a special order of Volga Shipping Company. A series of 10 Heroes of Stalingrad type ships was built between 2010 and 2012. The vessel’s deadweight is 5,400 tonnes. Specific feature of the design is a low height of a ship including a deckhouse – 8 meters which is about a half of conventional Volgo-Don ships’s height (15.8 meters). This ship is able to pass under the bridges on the rivers of Russia without a necessity of raising. The ships are highly automated and equipped with modern pod propulsion systems ensuring high maneuverability and steerability. New ships are superior to their predecessors in terms of operational efficiency, sustainability and comfort. RSD44 ships are multipurpose dry cargo carriers which transport all types of general and dry bulk cargo (gain, fertilizers, sulfur) as well as metal and metal goods. All vessels operate on inland water ways and in coastal waters with a focus on transportation of high rate export cargo to the seaports of the Baltic, Azov-Black Sea and Caspian basins.
- 74 Volga-Don ships with a deadweight of 5,000 tonnes
Volga-Don ships are among the world’s largest river going vessels. Deadweight of Volga-Don ships is 5,000 tonnes, length – 140 meters, breadth – 16.7 meters. The ship’s design takes into consideration the dimensions of canals and locks within the Deepwater System of Russia. Volga-Don ships currently deployed by Volga Shipping Company feature all necessary navigation equipment and registry certificates for cargo transportation along inland water ways and in coastal waters to the seaports of the Baltic, Azov-Black and Caspian basins.
- 50 pusher-tugs of 800 to 2,400 h.p. with barge units of 4,500–18,000 DWT
These modern vessels of 800 to 2,400 h.p. intended for towing of non-self-propelled vessels can transport different types of cargo (dry bulk and liquid bulk cargo, general and oversize cargo) on non-self-propelled units (barges). Depending on the power of pusher-tugs they can push two-section or four-section units with a capacity of 9,000 and 18,000 tonnes, tow vessels, platform and other facilities including oversize ones along inland water ways including water-storage reservoirs, Ladoga and Onega lakes. Powerful tugs of 2,000 and 2,400 h.p. have an ice class allowing for operation in challenging ice conditions in the beginning and in the end of the navigation season.
- 92 non-self-propelled oil vessels (barges)
These barges are intended for transportation of cargo by articulated tug-barge units. Dry cargo sections are used for transportation which can be exposed to atmospheric precipitation: coal, timber, construction aggregates, raw material for industrial applications, general cargo. Tank sections are used for transportation of oil products: heavy fuel oil, petrol, diesel fuel, vacuum gasoil, naphta, base oils etc. A train of double-hull and double-bottom sections can have one or two threads with total capacity of 18,000 tonnes.
An important activity of Volga Shipping Company is the preparation of its fleet for each year navigation. The ships are repaired at the maintenance bases and at dedicated facilities of ship repair plants which guarantees safe operation of vessels during the navigation seasons. Inspections and examinations by experts of Russian River Register, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, Federal Agency for Transport Supervision and Federal Consumer Rights Protection Service confirm the ships’ reliability and high level of their preparedness for operation.
Fleet maintenance bases
Fleet maintenance bases (FMB) perform all types of ship repair: pipeline replacement, inspection, adjustment and repair (including overhaul) of ship engines, repair of electric and radio equipment.
- Volzhskaya FMB
- Borskaya FMB
Ship repair plants conduct modernization of ships, repair of hulls (all types of ships), repair of propulsion/steering units.
- Pamat’ Parizhskoy Kommuny
- Voznesenskaya SRP