400 vessels for inner waterways to be built in Russia till 2030

According to the draft Strategy of Inner Water Transport Development in Russia till 2030, about 400 river vessels will be built.

According to Tatyana Pantina, Pro-rector for Research at the State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping n. a. Admiral Makarov, the average age of river vessels is 32 years now, and the fleet is to be renewed for safety reasons.

“This is a large number of vessels, but river ships differ in characteristics, and there are vessels of small tonnage, the construction and exploitation of which can contribute to a low cost price of transported cargoes,” said Mrs Pantina.

She added that the draft Strategy envisages the construction of approximately 700 river-sea vessels.

Adapted from rzd-partner