State-run Danube Shipping Company to return to sea transportation
Photo: UDSC

The state enterprise Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company is going to engage in sea transportation. For this purpose, three sea vessels are being returned from lease, the company's press service reported.

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"We are working on the return of steamships to sea transportation. Currently, two UDSC sea vessels returned from bareboat charter are due for repair. Another one will join them by the end of the year. We plan to start their operation already this season," the company said.

Since last year, the stae-run enterprise has been using a logistics chain that includes its own transshipment of grain, its transportation by barge caravan and loading onto a sea vessel in the Romanian port of Constanța on a board-to-board basis.

Now it plans to scale it up and increase transshipment capacity in Constanța.

According to information on the UDSC website, the company's fleet includes seven vessels with a deadweight of 3,300 to 4,050 tons.

They can transport goods in the area of the Black and Mediterranean seas and enter the ports of the Danube.

Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company is one of the largest shipping companies both in Ukraine and in the Danube region. It operates on the 2,400 km stretch of the Danube, from the mouth of the river to the port of Kellheim, Germany. The UDSC fleet includes 75 self-propelled vessels and 245 units of the non-self-propelled fleet.