Cargo traffic in Kama Basin of Russia’s IWW grew by 22.4% to 13.40 mln t (photo)
Navigation season in the Kama Basin of Russia’s inland water ways has been closed today, 24 November 2017, says Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) referring to Kama Basin Administration.
According to the statement, the hydrological conditions were favorable for cargo shipping, hence the growth of cargo traffic to 13,407,500 t (+22.4% vs the result of 2016 navigation).
Passenger traffic was flat, year-on-year, at 75,400 tourists.
In the navigation season of 2017, aids to navigation were operating at 1,892 km of the Kama Basin IWW. Maintenance of the waterways was performed by 21 buoy tenders, 5 dredgers and 2 floating cranes.
Total number of floating aids to navigation – 2,122 including 1,509 floating and 613 onshore aids to navigation. The number of lighted aids to navigation – 1,521.
All hydraulic engineering structures of the Kama Basin were put into operation by the beginning of the navigation season. The number of lock operations was flat, year-on-year, at 5,395. The number of vessels passing the locks grew by 5.9% to 11,899.
The Kama Basin Administration is in charge of 3,347 km of waterways in four entities of the Volga Region: Perm Territory, Udmurtia, Bashkortostan and Tatarstan.
Main water routes: Kama, Belaya, Chusovaya, Sylva, Obva, Inva, Kosva and Vishera rivers.