Caspiy Ak Jhelken LLP provides a full complex of services related to the transportation of cargo by river and marine transport.
Transportation of bulky and heavy cargo. Tugboats, barges and auxiliary vessels
Caspiy Ak Jelkenshipping company provides a full range of services involving sea and river transportation of bulky and heavy objects. There are various transport-towing vessels at our disposal:
pusher tugs and anchor handling tugs with a length of up to 46 m and a capacity of up to 4,900-horsepower;
flat top barges, tank barges, and RO-RO pontoons, which are characterized by their large carrying capacity (up to 3100 tons), and individual types of vessels reach a length of 89 m;
tankers with a carrying capacity of 4500 and 7500 m³, and a length of 92 and 112 m.
Our vessels feature towing, anchor and navigation equipment, as well as rescue equipment. The above mentioned transport and towing vessels are used, in particular, for sea and river transportation of various floating structures and non-self-propelled vessels, movement of ships in the port, as well as for assistance to vessels in distress.
Full agency and technical service
Another of the company’s lines of work is technical and agency services for sea and river transport vessels. As an agent, we render the following services:
resolution of various issues with port services;
payment of all necessary fees, in particular, customs and port dues;
assistance in receiving and transferring cargo;
arrangement of chartering;
supply of material and technical means, as well as foodstuffs;
preparation of necessary documentation.
Maintenance includes inspection and monitoring of the working capacity of shipboard equipment and machinery, in particular, performance diagnostics of marine diesel engines, repair management of broken down mechanisms, replacement of worn parts and elements, and elimination of damages caused by accidents.
Technical management. Chartering
As part of the technical management service, Caspiy Ak Jelken performs the following range of works concerning marine and river fleet:
vessel condition monitoring;
drawing up plans for recurring vessel inspection;
preparation of reporting documentation covering operation of shipboard machinery and equipment;
management and supervision of repair works;
consultations for ship technical personnel;
conclusion of insurance contracts;
registration of purchase and sale transactions of vessels.
Chartering involves renting of a whole vessel or a separate space on a vessel for one or more voyages, with or without a crew. Besides, we assist charterers with inspecting the technical condition of vessels and evaluating contract terms in cases when this service is provided by another company.
Management of maritime personnel
Caspiy Ak Jelken company renders a number of services related to the management of ship personnel and crew selection. Among them, the following should be noted:
searching, conducting interviews and selecting suitable candidates;
maintenance of personnel documentation;
preparation of job descriptions, as well as various reports;
monitoring and staff performance analysis;
management of retraining and advanced training of the crew;
resolution of matters related to transfers to other positions.
Fleet personnel management also includes social security and staff insurance, vacation planning, payment calculation, and consideration of disciplinary or material responsibility of crew members.
The specified kinds of services focus on maintenance of effective and uninterrupted operation of sea and river vessels.
Preparation of project documents
Caspiy Ak Jelken shipping company provides a full range of services involving preparation of project documents for construction of various purpose ships:
preparation of technical design specifications, which contain information on the type of vessel and its carrying capacity, design, crew size and other characteristics;
development of a technical proposal, which indicates the general scheme of a vessel and preliminary calculations;
drawing up of a preliminary design with detailed ship drawings and accurate calculations;
preparation of a technical design that contains the final design of a vessel, including its characteristics;
preparation and legalization of design documentation (working project) that will be used for vessel creation.
Project documents are developed on basis of an application with vessel technical and operational requirements.
Towage of cargo and special objects
Caspiy Ak Jelken company offers sea and river towing of heavy cargoes and special objects. Usually this kind of service is provided to a floating object that cannot move independently due to technical malfunction or an accident. We also assist large ships with maneuvering within the port borders. Towing is carried out providing that the object is suitable and ready to be moved.
At our disposal there are reliable transport-towing vessels with a capacity of up to 4,900-horsepower, supplied with all necessary equipment (towing, anchor, navigation, and rescue). Before towing cargo or a special object, we select the most suitable type of towing vessel and determine the best transport route.
Insurance of towed objects
Caspiy Ak Jelken shipping company offers insurance services for towed objects of different types. In the process of sea or river transportation, cargoes are subject to risk situations, which can lead to their damage or loss. Insurance allows to compensate for damage in the following cases:
destruction of the towed object;
an accident, as a result of which vessel repair is impossible.
The policy covers such risks as grounding, flooding, fire, collision with other ships, bridges, lighthouses, and other objects. To provide maximum coverage of possible risks, features of the towed object and its transportation route are taken into account when determining insurance contract terms.
We also provide insurance services for the liability of shipowners and persons who operate the vessel.
Chartering of tonnage and crew
Caspiy Ak Jelken shipping company provides a full range of services including chartering of tonnage and crew:
transfer of a vessel for one voyage, which usually means its full loading;
transfer of a vessel for several consecutive voyages, depending on the cargo volume;
provision of a separate space on a vessel for cargo transportation;
transfer of a vessel with a crew, who ensures its operation.
The conditions of chartering in each specific case are determined individually. The chartering contract indicates its duration period, the ports of loading and unloading, characteristics and peculiarities of the cargo, the freight rate, and so on.
We offer vessels of different sizes and capacity (tankers, pusher-tugs, barges) for sea and river transportation of special objects, heavy cargo, grain, coal, etc.
Transit management through inland waterways of Russia
Caspiy Ak Jelken shipping company offers professional assistance in managing transit of multipurpose floating objects through Russia’s inland waterways. As part of this service, our specialists:
provide detailed advice;
analyze and assess the transit possibility;
assist in preparation of necessary documents;
interact with relevant government agencies and services to address issues related to the movement of objects through the inland waterways of Russia.
The company supplies a full package of services related to sea and river transportation and transit transportation of oversized cargo and special objects. We offer various types of ships that provide not only transportation, but can also be used to support other maritime operations.
Harmonization of documents with regulatory authorities
Caspiy Ak Jelken company renders a full spectrum of services including interaction with controlling and supervising state bodies on behalf of ship owners in the field of river and sea transportation. We carry out the following types of work:
checking correct preparation of documents before submitting them for approval;
submitting necessary documents to the supervisory authorities in the manner prescribed by law;
obtaining permits for cargo transportation, including transit traffic;
resolving disputes related to river and sea freight of various types of goods.
Our company employs qualified personnel who knows all managerial and legal details of cooperation with supervisory bodies, and that allows us to provide these services at the highest professional level.
Provision of floating hotel services
Caspiy Ak Jelken shipping company has at its disposal floating objects, equipped as hotels, which are used for accommodation and recreation of tourists by the river side or sea shore and can be towed to another place.
Floating hotels reach a length of 129 m and a width of up to 17 m; they have a broadside of up to 4.5 m, as well as high technical characteristics (high-quality deck machinery, main and auxiliary engines).
Such floating devices are supplied with all necessary equipment for safe movement by sea or river. On board there is fire-fighting equipment (fire pumps), radio equipment, including satellite communication, and life-saving appliances (vests, pyrotechnics). The floating hotel features 204 cabins and is able to accommodate approximately 440 people.
Technical control and management of barges for oversized cargo transportation
Caspiy Ak Jelken company provides a whole range of services covering technical control and management of ships, including barges for oversized cargo transportation. The list of works includes:
monitoring of fuel consumption, spare parts and other material and technical means necessary for effective functioning of a vessel;
recurrent inspection of ship’s technical condition, operation of its mechanisms, including the diesel;
making decisions on ship repairs, managing the repairs and monitoring their implementation;
checking the timely and accurate filling of ship documents by the responsible crew members;
crew performance monitoring and examination of accounts.
As part of technical supervision and vessel management, we also perform constant monitoring of innovations in this field and develop proposals for their implementation.
The area of our work is represented by the following regions