OREANDA-NEWS. November 16, 2011. Transit navigation on the Volga-Baltic Canal has been closed as of 00:00 of Moscow Time 16 November 2011, the SBD Volga-Balt said.

The channel authorities have set contract price if shipowners apply for escort and pilotage services for vessels passing in transit on the Neva river to the winter anchorage, home ports.

Rosmorrechflot has announced the period of transit through the channel locks will not be extended this year.