TITAN GROUP WRAPPED UP ON THE FLOATING NAVIGATION
845 thousand m3 of timber was floated by water transport. This is by 20% more than last year. Despite the shallow waters, it became possible to increase volumes of river shipping. This year the main part of the Northern Dvina navigation went with anomalously low levels. It took especially long to record the low water in Verkhnetoemskiy district.
The floating was traditionally done by rafts and barges. This year 20 rafts with the total volume 234 thousand m3 rafts have been delivered to Arkhangelsk PPM and CJSC Sawmill 25, 611 thousand m3 of timber was transported by barges over the season; including 450 thousand from Verkhnetoemskiy district, the rest – from Kholmogorsky and Pinezhsky districts.
LLC White Sea Floating Company (BSK) does timber shipping by river for Titan Group. Today BSK is the largest shipping company on the Northern Dvina. It owns over 100 units of fleet (towboats, barges and floating cranes). The company is engaged in logistics as well as ship building and repairing activities. In 2021, The White Sea Floating Company received the status of a resident of the RF Arctic zone. The investment project stipulates development of the enterprise production sites as well as serial building of new small water displacement tugboats of the modern design “Yaroslav”. Only in 2022, 353 million rubles were allocated for these purposes.
A well-planned and coordinated work on the fleet expansion and modernization allows Titan Group to increase volumes of water timber shipping annually. This is a very important direction of work for the holding: by delivering timber by rafts and barges Titan decreases load on the road network and environment of the region. It is scheduled to boost logged timber transportation by water up to 1 million m3 for the next navigation.