Navigation season of 2019 closed in Volga Basin of Russia’s IWW
On 8 December, navigation season of 2019 was closed in the Volga Basin of Russia’s inland water ways, says press center of Rosmorrechflot (Federal Marine and River Transport Agency).
A total of 39,507,400 tonnes of cargo was carried in the Basin during the navigation season of 2019, 7.9% than in 2018. Construction cargoes accounted for the bulk of cargo turnover (over 21 million tonnes), liquid bulk cargo – over 9.5 million tonnes, grain – about 2 million tonnes, metal – over 1 million tonnes, sulphur – more than 2 million tonnes (+168.1%, year-on-year). Transportation of grain fell by 34%, timber – by 24.5%.
Passenger turnover in the Volga Basin fell by 13.9%, year-on-year, to 874,386.
Total length of inland water ways run by Volga Basin Administration is 9,231.3 km. According to the state task for 2019 and plan for 2020-2021, 4,003.6 km of waterways was open for navigation including 3,189.6 km of waterways with guaranteed dimentions.
The scope of dredging performed in the Volga Basin involving 13 dredgers totaled 7.3 million cbm.
In the reporting period, 20,487 locking operations were performed with 40,149 ships conveyed through the lock, 1% more as compared with the navigation season of 2018. Most of ships passed the locks of the Gorodetsky system, 18%, year-on-year.
Nizhny Novgorod low head
Implementation of Nizhny Novgorod low-head water development project continued in 2019.