Volga Shipping Company
15A Markin square, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 603001
Tel.: +7 (831) 431?3001
Freight transportation on the rivers and lakes
One of the largest shipping companies in Russia
7 republics and 17 industrial regions of Russia
6.5 mln t - cargo volume in 2017
10 new RSD44 project ships
74 "Volgo-Don" type ships
50 tugboats with a capacity of 800 to 2400 hp
78 non-self-propelled barges
Ship repair facilities



Over a navigation season, there are more than 200 vessels of the self-propelled, bunker and non-self-propelled fleet of Volga Shipping operating transporting about 7 million tons of cargo.

  • 74 "Volgo-Don” type ships with a capacity of 5,000 tons

A "Volgo-Don" ship is one of the largest river vessels in the world. A "Volgo-Don" ship has a capacity of 5,000 tons, a length of 140 meters and a width of 16.7 meters. The ship is designed and built taking into account the dimensions of the canals and locks of the Unified Deep Water System of Russia. Currently "Volga-Don" ships operated by the Volga Shipping Company have the necessary navigation equipment and ship registry documents for the carriage of goods by inland waterways and in coastal areas to sea ports of the Baltic, Azov-Black Sea and Caspian Sea basins.


  • 50 tugboats/pushboats with a capacity of 800 to 2400 hp with tows carrying 4.5 to 18 thousand tons

Motor vessels designed for towing non-self-propelled vessels. These modern ships of various horsepower ratings (from 800 hp up to 2,400 hp) can transport different types of goods (bulk, general, large) loaded in non-self-propelled sections (barges). Depending on the power of the tugboat/pushboat, it can push two- and four-section tows with a capacity of 9,000 and 18,000 tons, tow vessels, industrial installations, platforms and other facilities, including large cargoes, by inland waterways, including reservoirs, the Ladoga Lake and the Onega Lake. Powerful tugboats with a capacity of 2000 and 2400 hp have an ice class, which allows to use them to accompany vessels in difficult ice conditions at the start and end of a navigation season.

  • 78 non-self-propelled barges

Intended for use with a tugboat/pushboat to carry bulk cargoes. Cargoes that may be exposed to rainfall, such as coal, timber, mineral and construction materials, industrial raw materials, general cargoes, are transported in open barges. Tows featuring sections with double sides and bottom are adapted to form a single or a twin tow with a total capacity of up to 18,000 tons.

  • 10 RSD44 project ships with a capacity of 5,400 tons

A new dry-cargo ship was developed under this project to a special order of the Volga Shipping Company. From 2010 to 2012, 10 ships of the "Heroes of Stalingrad" series were built under this project. The capacity of these ships is 5,400 tons. The design features a low overall height of the ship with a deckhouse 8 meters high, which is almost 2 times lower than that of the current "Volgo-Dons” (15.8 meters). The dry-cargo ship can pass under bridges on Russian rivers without the need to raise them. The ships are maximally automated and equipped with modern rudder propellers, ensuring high maneuverability and good controllability. The new vessels outperform their predecessors in production efficiency, environmental friendliness and comfort. RSD44 project vessels are universal dry-cargo ships, carrying all kinds of general and bulk cargo (grain, fertilizers, sulfur), as well as metal and metal products. All vessels are operated on inland waterways and sea coastal areas and are focused on transporting high-tariff export cargoes to ports of the Baltic, Caspian and Azov-Black Sea basins.



An important area in the Volga Shipping Company’s activities is the annual preparation of the fleet for the navigation. Making repairs at fleet maintenance bases and at specialized shipyards ensures the safe operation of ships during navigation. Checks and inspections by experts of the Russian River Registry, Rostransnadzor, Rospotrebnadzor confirm the reliability and quality of the preparation of ships for operation.

Fleet maintenance bases

All types of ship repair works are carried out at fleet maintenance bases: replacement of pipes, testing, adjustment and repair (including major repairs) of ship engines, repair of electric and radio equipment.

  • Volzhskaya
  • Borskaya


The shipyards carry out the modernization of ships, repairs of all types of ship hulls, repairs of propulsion/steering units.

  • “Borremflot”
  • “Pamyat Parizhskoy kommuny”
  • Voznesenskaya REB


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