In 1923, the Middle Asian Shipping Company was established in Turkmenabad (Former Chardzhou). Shipping through the waterways of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan between 10 regions at a distance of 1.5-2.0 thousand km transported national economic cargo. In 1992, a “Turkmenderya” shipping company was created by decree of the President of Turkmenistan. Later “Turkmenderya” in 1998, the name was changed to the department “Turkmenderyayollary”. In 2003, being in the jurisdiction of “Turkmendenizderyayollary” changed the name to the Production Union “Deryayollary”. At the present time, it is referred to as the Ministry of Industry and Communications of Turkmenistan, the Production Union “Deryayollary” under the agency “Turkmendenizderyayollary”.
The main tasks of the Production Union “Deryayollary” is the carriage of goods, the carriage of passengers, the loading and unloading of goods on river berths, the construction and repair of river transport. Work on the deepening and silt removal from fleet forvators. As a result of the work carried out, the collected river sand is passed on to interested institutions.
Production Union “Deryayollary” with river transport performs transport services in the region of 200 km of the river “Garagumderya” and 813 km of the river “Amyderya”. Including doing such work as dredging and transportation of national economic cargo between Turkmenabat-Atamurat and Zakhmet-Zeyid.
Between the Khojambaz and Khalach of Lebap region, the current “Pelwert-Mekan” surface passage in the jurisdiction of the Production Union “Deryayollary” serves as an important object for the transfer of agricultural and public cargo and motor transport. Passage unites the two coast of the Amyderya and ensures the economic development of the region.
Production Union “Deryayollary” has 100 years of history in the construction and repair of ships. Skillful specialists carry out repair work of water transport serving in the internal waters of Turkmenistan. In addition, in the production department carry out repairs of agricultural machinery and at the request of the population produced household tools.
On the border of Turkmenistan, currently, the production of burnt brick, which has a great demand for river sand, and the construction in the territory of Lebap region bring additional revenues to the production Union “Deryayollary”.