North-Western Shipping Company celebrates its 95th anniversary in January 2018
North-Western Shipping Company celebrates its 95th anniversary in January 2018. Information and Analytical Agency PortNews invites the partners of NWSC congratulate their colleagues having placed congratulations at the website of IAA PortNews.
Congratulations will be placed free of charge. The text should be provided in Word format with a company logo (or a photo for personal congratulations) in JPG format before 19 January 2018 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A successor to the state enterprise North-Western Inland Navigation Company established in 1923, NWSC is the largest operator of sea/river class vessels in Russia’s water transport system.
The history of the shipping company is inseparably linked with development of shipping in Russia and formation of Saint Petersburg as a maritime capital.
From the first years of its foundation North-Western Shipping Company has been taking part in the most important projects of the national transport industry.
Throughout several decades the company has accumulated extensive experience of export/import transportation of dry bulk, general and project cargo as well as towing of oversized cargo and floating facilities.
NWSC is part of VBTH - a shipping division of the international transport group UCL Holding that consolidates several Russian shipping, railway, stevedore and logistics companies.
The company operates a fleet numbering 60 units including 47 river/sea class vessels, 10 sea class vessels and 3 Ro-Ro «river-sea» barges. Total deadweight of the Company's fleet is 288,000 tonnes. The company transports about 5 mln t of cargo per year. NWSC footprint covers Europe, North Africa, European part of Russia and the Far North.