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Project and Heavy Lift Liner Services to Caspian Sea


-Over 20 years of experience in formulating ideal logistical solutions 

- Regular services with the shortest transit time between ports of Marmara and Caspian Ports

- Reliable and cost-effective supply chain for your projects


Project and Heavy Lift Liner Services to Caspian Sea


Since 2005, 2K has deployed its business activities specializing in liner services to Caspian, and provides the entire spectrum of freight shipments in this region. Throughout 8 months out of the year (April - November) 2K has 2- 4 sailings per month between the ports of Marmara and Caspian Ports (Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Dagestan, Kazakhstan). In addition, transportation by land or rail to internal destinations of Caspian and neighbor countries after the sea transportation is also within the scope of our multimodal transportation services. 


2K is capable of carrying a wide range of general / unitized cargoes (including heavy and bulky project lifts such as reactors, ditching machinery, boats, etc.), break-bulk parcels (steels, forest products) and bulk parcels as well as containerized cargoes. 


All ships deployed in the trade are SEA-RIVER type vessels of 3000-5000 tons carrying capacity that are specially designed to satisfy the specific needs of the market. Low superstructure and low draft allow them to navigate in shallow waters. 


All our shipments to the Caspian Sea are realized through the Volga-Don Canal in the navigation period. It takes vessels about 4 days to reach Rostov from Marmara ports, where customs clearance procedures for Volga-Don transit passage are conducted. The vessel passes 18 locks through the Volga-Don Canal and it takes about 7 days to reach Astrakhan and about 3 days to Turkmenbashi from Astrakhan. 


After ending of navigation on the Volga-Don Canal in November due to weather conditions, all our Caspian Region shipments are realized through a combination of Poti or Batumi ports of Georgia by Sea and Rail transportation to Baku port, where cargoes to be transported to Caspian ports are loaded onto our vessels.


2K maintains its position as the independent maritime carrier by providing a high-quality liner services at strictly competitive rates, terms and conditions.


Please contact us for vessel schedules and inquiries.






River Transportation


2K offers organization of cargo delivery with the use of river transport, and an optimal reloading thereof in the ports to change transport.


Some our services in this field:


-     Preparation of lashing plans, easily approved by Russian classification authorities

-Chartering ships with different deadweight and specifications for transportation of general cargoes

-Organization of sea transportation with the use of various special equipment

-Preparation/registration of all the necessary documentation and obtaining approvals from local authorities

-Door-to-door cargo deliveries and the related customs clearing services




About inland waterways of the Russian Federation


Total length of waterways of the Russian Federation is around 101.613 km. With the opening of the Volga-Don Canal on 31 May 1952 (101 km length) the connection of the deep water carrying system with 6 seashas been completed. These 6 seas are:

  • Black Sea;

  • Azov Sea;

  • Caspian Sea;

  • Baltic Sea;

  • White Sea;

  • Arctic Ocean.


The main arteries of this system are the rivers Volga, Kama, Don and Neva, as well as the Volga-Don and Moscow Canals. 

A total of 74.500 km are open to navigation by various types of vessels - 16.900 km of which is made by human power. 6.500km of the system with a water depth of 360 cm is suitable for vessels with up to 5.000 tons carrying capacity.


About126 portsoperate on Russian inland waterways and most of the river ports are equipped with railway access, thus making it possible to transship goods from water to railways and road transport. 


The volume of cargo turnover on the inland waterway system amounts to over 200 million tons per year.


The fleet of Russian inland navigation vessels is numerous and consists of a variety of ships. During the winter season, Russian inland waterways are frozen for 3-8 months a year and river-going type vessels are idle at their moorings.


For this reason some of the river vessels have been designed as “sea-river going type” in order to continue their navigation in sea areas. The use of “river-sea going type” vessels for international trade is attractive for shipping companies since, in addition to their profitability, the vessels can be operated all year round.






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