Ukraine received 27 years ago barges

Украина получила заказанные 27 лет назад баржи

Danube shipping company will receive 60 Austrian barges on the Soviet contract

In 1989 he made a down payment of 15 percent of the cost of the barges, the remaining amount had to repay on schedule.

State shipping company Ukrainian Danube shipping company has received from Austria 60 barges Europe type-IIB, which are ordered in the Soviet Union, according to the website of the company.

“27 years ago, back in 1989, Sovcomflot has concluded a contract with the Austrian Bank BAWAG Leasing GmbH for the construction of the barge sections Europe type-IIB. With the collapse of the USSR Ukrainian Danube shipping company became the legal successor to the obligations Sovcomflot” – it is told in the message.

According to the contract were made a down payment of 15 percent of the cost of the barges, the remaining amount, with interest, the company had to repay on schedule.

“However, after more than 25 years schedule is often disrupted, then the payments stopped altogether due to the financial problems of the company due to the UN embargo against Yugoslavia, military action in this state and the destruction of bridges on the Danube”, — stated in the message.

It is noted that on 24 November 2016, the debt was fully repaid on 13 December in Vienna were notarized transfer of 60 barges to the property of the shipping company.

Last year in Mariupol resumed liner shipping in Europe.