On Wednesday 12 th of December 2018, Service Company Delo, part of DeloPorts - subsidiary company of the Delo Group, signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group, for the delivery of an ASD Tug 2310. This vessel will be the sixth ASD Tug 2310 bought by Delo from Damen and will proudly bear the name Delovoy-6.
Delivery of the 6 th vessel is scheduled for the start of 2021. Total investments in the tug boat fleet of SC Delo will exceed 31 mln euro of own and borrowed funds.
The new tug will be used for towing, mooring, firefighting and a wide range of additional harbour tasks at the grain and container terminals owned by DeloPorts at the port of Novorossiysk on the Black Sea. Because of its compact size and its bollard pull of 50 tonnes the ASD Tug 2310 is the ideal tool to work at the terminals.
Currently the Delovoy-04 and Delovoy-05 are on their way from the building yard in China to the Black Sea with delivery scheduled for the end of this month. On arrival the vessels will begin operations immediately.
Delo Group is one of the largest private transportation and logistics companies in Russia with port assets in the Azov-Black Sea, Baltic and Far Eastern basins. It is also a major rail and multimodal supplier of containerized cargo delivery services.
The relationship between Delo Group and Damen started two years ago in 2016, but in this short period of time the companies have become good partners. On the premises of another Delo Group subsidiary, Aleksino Port Marina Shipyard in Novorossiysk, Damen has established a Service Hub that allows it to deliver quick and professional services for Damen customers in the Black Sea and eastern Mediterranean region.