Last week, the company increased the number of its vessels sailing in international waters by introducing the dry-cargo ship
"Gafur Mammadov." The vessel with a deadweight of 5,500 tons was built in Nizhny Novgorod.
Seven out of 12 existing berths are served by dry-cargo ships
, two berths are ferries, and another two berths are ships of the Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax type.
Nearly 560 such dry-cargo ships
, which as a class make up half the world's merchant fleet, have changed hands in deals worth $4.3 billion up to the end of November, data from shipbroker Clarkson showed, the highest number since 2009.
He added,"The equipment allows both dry-cargo ships
to be loaded at an intensity of 1'200 tonnes per hour, that is, a total of 2'400 tonnes per hour.
Two dry-cargo ships
and two coastguard vessels will be in international waters to enter the Syrian port of Latakia at any moment in order to load containers with chemical weapons, Norwegian Defense Ministry spokesman Lars Magne Hovtun said on Friday, Voice of Russia reported.
The company has contracted 13 in total comprising four panamax products tankers, two long-range-two (LR2) aframax clean tankers, four handymax bulkers and three handysize dry-cargo ships
in a move that would appear to run contrary to the current global recession.
Seven berths out of 12 existing ones serve dry-cargo ships
, two berths serve ferries, and another two berths serve the Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax vessels.
Vale dry-cargo ships
known as Valemaxes are the largest in the world and belong to Vale SA a Brazil-based metals and mining company.