FESCO expands its fleet with a 511-TEU multi-purpose dry cargo carrier FESCO Nevelsk (photo)
FESCO Transportation Group says it has expanded its fleet with a multi-purpose dry cargo carrier FESCO Nevelsk with a capacity of 511 TEUs. According FESCO, the vessel was acquired under the group’s programme on upgrading of the fleet and increase of the group’s own tonnage at sea lines amid growing shipping.
The 6,000-dwt ship is intended for transportation of containers, general and dry bulk cargo.
FESCO Nevelsk is fitted with two electric hydraulic cranes with capacity of 40 tonnes each allowing for unloading at ports that are not equipped with cranes, off-harbour transshipment to other vessels and barges as well as to undeveloped beach.
FESCO Nevelsk started operation together with container carrier FESCO Nagayevo at the short-sea service FESCO Korsakov Direct Line linking Vladivostok and Korsakov (Sakhalin).
Shipments from Vladivostok to Korsakov are arranged twice a week with a round voyage taking 7 days and delivery time totaling two days from the departure.
Key characteristics of the ship: length — 99.98 m, breadth — 18.8 m, deadweight — 5,577 t, max speed — 15 knots.
The vessel was built in 2003 in China.
FESCO is one of the leading public transportation and logistics companies in Russia with operations in ports, rail, integrated logistics and shipping business. Diversified but integrated asset portfolio enables FESCO to provide door-to-door logistics solutions and control almost all steps of the intermodal transportation value chain. The majority of FESCO’s operations are located in the Russian Far East and the Group benefits from growing trade volumes between Russia and Asian countries.
FESCO is the leader of container transportation through the Russian Far East via international sea container lines to/from Asian countries, domestic sea container lines and by rail. FESCO is the leading port container operator in the Far East region.
FESCO controls the Commercial Port of Vladivostok which has throughput capacity of 3.9 million tons of general cargo and oil products, 150,000 vehicles and over 600,000 TEU of containers.
FESCO is among the 10 largest Russian private rail operators, providing services under «Transgarant» (100% subsidiary of FESCO) and «Russkaya Troyka» (50% joint venture with JSC Russian Railways) brands. «Transgarant» operates a fleet of 16.2 thousand units of rolling stock, while «Russkaya Troyka» operates a fleet of 1.6 thousand container platforms. FESCO has a fleet of 20 vessels, mostly deployed through own sea service lines.