Volga volumes rise

Russian cargoship owner Volga Shipping has posted a 5% increase in cargo volumes for the first half.

It said its vessels carried 2.31m tonnes to 30 June.

Export cargoes of grain, fertiliser and metals increased from Astrakhan and Port Kavkaz, namely sulfur, metal, grain and fertilizer.

Transport of sulphur totalled 538,000 tonnes.