Russia needs about 360 river and sea/river newbuilds by 2020Staff writer ▼ | July 4, 2016
Minimum demand for newbuilds of inland and mixed sea/river navigation by 2020 is about 360 cargo ships and 40 passenger ships.
Traveling Rosmorrechflot deputy head Victor Vovk:
He says the current cargo fleet numbers about 12,000 units with average age of 36 years. Recent 15 years have seen decommissioning of cargo ships exceeding introduction of new vessels by 11 times. Yet, the level of Russian shipyards’ loading is estimated by Rosmorrechflot at 50%. ■