Turkish company orders 10 vessels.
The statement came from Vice President of Palmali Rauf Aliyev, speaking at an enlarged meeting of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) in Moscow, PortNews reports.
In addition, Rauf Aliyev said in 2009 the volume of transportation by the sea on the inland waterways of Russia amounted to 3.5 mln tons.
The Palmali Group of Companies specializes in the transportation of cargo in the Mediterranean, Caspian and Black Seas. The company is a major carrier of crude oil and petroleum products on the rivers in South Russia.
In October 2009, the company entered into a contract with the Besiktas shipyard (Besiktas Gemi Insaa Anonim Sirketi, Turkey) for the construction of the third series of Armada type tankers (with the deadweight of about 7,000 tons).