Unique Russian dry-cargo container ships will appear on the Caspian section of the ITC "North-South"

Now the preparation of working documentation for the first container ships of project 00108, developed at Vympel Design Bureau in March, is being completed, which are planned to be produced at the facilities of JSC Southern Center of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (part of JSC USC) in the Astrakhan region in the next few years. Alexei Rakhmanov, CEO of Russia's largest shipbuilding holding, announced this.

Astrakhan shipbuilders will be the first in the Russian Federation to create unique vessels - special universal dry cargo container carriers for the North-South International Transport Corridor. These vessels will be designed and built specifically for the specifics of the Caspian Sea. They will have wide sides and low draft. The first contract for the supply of four such vessels of mixed navigation with increased container capacity was signed a few days ago.

Unique Russian dry-cargo container ships will appear on the Caspian section of the ITC "North-South"

Such ships have never been built in Russia. The first (lead) ship should be handed over to the customer in 2024, and mass production will begin within 6-7 months after that. If there is sufficient demand, JSC "YuTsSS" will be able to produce 2-3 vessels per year. In contrast to the RSD59 mixed-seater dry-cargo ships currently being mass-produced (designed by the Ukrainian Marine Engineering Bureau), in the specified project 00108 (Volgo-Don Max dimension), due to the bow position of the wheelhouse, the container capacity of the vessel has been increased by 50%.

The cost of each vessel of project 00108 is 1 million rubles. The commissioning of the above-mentioned vessels will expand Russia's capabilities. Freight traffic between the Russian Federation and other countries will increase. Diversification will also reduce Russia's dependence on maritime routes through the European Union and Turkey.

At the same time, the Volga-Caspian Sea Canal is being reconstructed. Currently, 28 vessels are involved in dredging, of which 12 are dredgers. 5 million cubic meters of soil have been extracted. In 2023, the draft of the structure will be increased to 4,5 meters.
  • Photos used: United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC
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  1. Vasya 225 Offline Vasya 225
    Vasya 225 (Vyacheslav) 31 December 2022 18: 05
    Vympel generally well done. According to the mind, it was necessary to drive the Tatars (Ak Bars) from the Crimean Zaliv plant, stop sculpting absolutely unnecessary pseudo-mistrals and launch a series of these bulk carriers, cat. pass through the Volga-Don.
  2. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 31 December 2022 19: 15
    We are waiting for the aggravation of the confrontation in Artsakh. Russia and Iran politely asked for the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Syria. Soon they will announce the appearance of eastern Azerbaijan (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan).
  3. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 31 December 2022 20: 48
    The Turks, with Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, set out to lay the Trans-Caspian pipeline. How are they going to deliver a pipelayer to the Caspian Sea, is it really through the Volga-Don?
  4. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 2 January 2023 12: 52
    It won’t take long to make the India-Iran-Russia-Belarus corridor ....
    The main thing is that there are orders for these container ships. The more orders, the cheaper 1 instance of a container ship.
  5. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 2 January 2023 13: 16
    What I said in a comment to another article published earlier on your portal
    Those. our design bureaus have already designed and will soon build (24 years) new container ships of the Volga-Don type.
  6. Moscow Offline Moscow
    Moscow 11 January 2023 23: 39
    I'm glad something is moving. But, sadly, it is extremely slow. This topic is old and long overdue.
  7. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
    aslanxnumx (Aslan) 16 January 2023 12: 48
    What is the uniqueness of these dry cargo ships. In Europe, quite a few ships sail along rivers and canals more abruptly than these analogues.