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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Jumbo Shipping and Volgo-Baltic Logistic

Wednesday, 08 July 2009

LC Volgo-Baltic Logistic (VBL), one of Russia’s biggest freight agencies, has signed an exclusive agreement with Dutch Heavy Lift shipping company Jumbo Shipping. Jumbo Shipping has appointed VBL as its exclusive commercial agent for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
By joining experience and fleet-possibilities, the two companies will be able to meet customers’ needs for lifting, shipping, pre-carriage and on-carriage of oversized and overweight cargoes to and from the Russian (inland) waterways and seaports throughout the world.
For market leader Jumbo Shipping this is both the logical outcome and continuation of its strategy to enter new markets. The same goes for VBL’s strategy of increasing its already solid market-share in transporting project cargo.
Jumbo Shipping owns and operates a specialized fleet of heavy lift vessels. These vessels have shallow draft and crane capacities ranging from 500mt to 1800mt. Two of four J1800-class vessels are equipped with DP2, making them suitable not only for transportation but also for offshore installation in water depths in excess of 3,000 meters. A key feature of their Huisman mast cranes is their large outreach: at 27,5 meters these cranes can lift 1800mt.
LC Volgo-Baltic Logistic manages a fleet of 149 sea-river going vessels and a large number of tugs and barges. With these the company offers the full spectrum of transport services on inland waterways and international seaways. Furthermore VBL is an affiliated undertaking of J.S. “North Western Shipping Company”, the biggest inland waterway transportation enterprise in the Russian Federation.

Source: Jumbo Shipping