Azerbaijan State Caspian Shipping Company to Purchase New Tanker within Month
Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 July /corr. Trend E.Ismaylov / Within a month, Azerbaijan State Caspian Shipping Company (ASCSC) will acquire a new tanker with the deadweight of 12,000 tons in the Russian Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M.Gorky (Republic of Tatarstan), the Company's Head Aydin Bashirov said on 5 July.
"Talks are continuing. Other companies also want to purchase the ship, but there are good relations between Azerbaijan and Tatarstan and they have intentions to sell the ship exactly to ASCSC," Bashirov said.
Furthermore, in October-November a new tanker with the deadweight of 13,000 tons, produced by Krasnoe Sormovo shipbuilding plant (Nijni-Novgorod), will be brought to Baku.
For the next year, ASCSC ordered one more tanker at Krasnoe Sormovo, with the deadweight of 13,000 tons. It should be ready by the mid or end of April of the next year - in the period of opening navigation.
Azerbaijan State Caspian Shipping Company is a large ship-owning Company in Caspian basin. The Caspian Shipping Company is a large shipowning company. The basic sort of activity is the transportation of cargoes, with a prevalence of petroleum and petroleum products. Areas of navigation are Caspian sea, Black sea, Mediterranean sea, Sea of Marmara. Another branch of the Caspian Shipping Company, working in the Black Sea-Azov basin, carries out the transportations of the cargoes of foreign freighters to the ports of Europe, Near East and Northern Africa.
At the moment, the structure of the transport fleet of the Caspian Shipping Company includes 86 vessels, from which 41 - make up the tanker fleet (includes 1 water-carrier), 10 - the auxiliary vessels, 35 - the dry-cargo fleet, with the total deadweight of 443.782 thousand tons.The average deadweight of one vessel is 6079 tons. Universal vessel such as Rо-Rо or the sea-railroad-passenger ferry are also available.
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