Victor Olersky estimates annual potential of Russian shipyards at 35-50 vessels of river and mixed navigation
The potential of Russian shipyards (private and USC shipyards) able and interested to build ships of river and mixed sea/river navigation is estimated at some 35-50 units per year, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Deputy Transport Minister of Russia, head of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency Victor Olersky as saying at the ceremony of launching the single-deck dry cargo vessel of mixed “river-sea” navigation ZHIBEK ZHOLY (Project RSD49) built by Nevsky Shipyard for KTZ Express Shipping.
“The figure depends on the investment climate in the country and on state support measures”, explained Victor Olersky.
According to him, this year will see a keel-laying of first two passenger ships at one of USC shipyards.
“This will happen for the first time in our country after a 50 - 60 year long period”, he emphasized.
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