• 2019 May 23 12:19

    FESCO and Russian Railways launch transit service for delivery of goods from Japan to Europe through Russia

    FESCO Transportation Group and JSC RZD Logistics, subsidiary of JSC Russian Railways, launch the “Trans-Siberian Landbridge”, a joint transit service for express delivery of goods from Japan to Europe through the Russian Far East by the Trans-Siberian railway. According to FESCO’s press release, on May 23, 2019, the test container was dispatched from the port of Yokohama in the presence of Alexander Misharin, First Deputy CEO of JSC Russian Railways.

    The intermodal chain of the “Trans-Siberian Landbridge” covers Japanese ports – the Commercial Port of Vladivostok – the Trans-Siberian railway – Brest – points of destination in Europe. The total delivery time is from 19 days depending on port of dispatch, while the sea transportation through the Suez Canal takes about 45 days. The test container with non-hazardous chemical products shipped from the port of Yokohama to Wroclaw, Poland, is to arrive in mid-June.

    In the frame of the joint service FESCO provides sea delivery, port handling and container fleet, and RZD Logistics is responsible for the organization of railway transportation.The test shipment allows the parties to work out the transportation technology in order to make the service available to customers in June 2019, and subsequently organize the return transportation from Europe to Japan. It is expected that the “Trans-Siberian Landbridge” will serve for transportation of car components and consumer goods to Europe.

    "With this project we open a new page of cooperation with the Japanese business, offering advanced and competitive transportation products. We’ve agreed with the Ministry of Transport of Japan to jointly develop multimodal transportation through the Far Eastern ports of Russia and the Trans-Siberian railway. Over the past 5 years, Russian Railways has invested more than 5 billion dollars in the development of railways in the East of Russia. Transportation volume along this route has increased by more than a third. We see a great potential in cooperation with our Japanese colleagues and the created infrastructure will be used for transportation of goods from Japan," said Alexander Misharin.

    "Today, all cargo traffic of 3 million TEU per year between Japan and Europe goes through the Suez Canal. In cooperation with colleagues from Russian Railways, we can offer our customers a faster and more efficient transportation service along the Trans-Siberian railway. Attracting transit cargo to the Russian infrastructure meets both national strategic objectives and objective economic interests of market participants. I'm sure that the “Trans-Siberian Landbridge” will be in demand with Japanese partners and will strengthen and expand our mutually beneficial cooperation," said Alexander Isurin, President of FESCO.

    "As a company responsible for the development of international transit at the Russian Railways Holding, we have accumulated a unique scope of competences in this area and are now ready to offer them to Japanese partners interested in the quality delivery of goods to Europe. Our experience in transportation through international transport corridors with India, China, Vietnam and Korea shows that modern shippers are looking for the high delivery speed and multimodal chains. The synergy of requests from Japanese and European businesses and combined capacities of our three companies led to the creation of Trans-Siberian Landbridge and is the key to the successful development of this new service," said Vyacheslav Valentik, General Director of RZD Logistics.




2019 September 23

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17:06 Lloyd’s Register signs up to Getting to Zero Coalition
16:43 Marseille, France to host EUROMARITIME on 4-6 February 2020
16:28 MAN Energy Solutions joins getting to zero coalition
15:24 Hapag-Lloyd increases rates from North Europe to Middle East and Indian Subcontinent
14:24 Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach release report on the state of clean cargo-handling equipment technology
14:01 Severnaya Verf starts cutting metal for fourth processing trawler of Project 170701 ordered by NOREBO Group
13:39 ESPO Award jury puts ports of Dover, Dublin, Stockholm and UPF in final competition for Award 2019
13:15 Glander International Bunkering opens 8th office globally in Oslo
13:02 ECOSUBSEA achieves requirements to offer sustainable hull cleaning in the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge
12:53 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 14,725 in RF spot market
12:31 USPA Supervisory Board discussed corporatisation, integrated audit and dividend reduction
12:08 DNV GL’s Veracity strengthens maritime digitalization with new Asia-Pacific hub
11:50 Workshop in Kenya focused on reducing marine plastic from ships
11:36 Abu Dhabi Ports’ container volume up 82.4% in the first half of 2019
11:29 Regional workshop in Saudi Arabia focused on clean shipping in Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Gulf
11:04 Vympel Shipyard launches fourth Grachonok-class special purpose boat for Federal National Guard Troops Service
10:26 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.1% to $64.99, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.1% to $58.73
10:08 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Red Sea
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2019 September 22

17:03 Höegh increases its frequency to Australia
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2019 September 21

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2019 September 20

18:41 Vostochny Port joins Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation as its permanent member
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17:24 Vostochny Port’s harbour services fleet presented at dedicated conference in Saint-Petersburg
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16:50 Helsinki Shipyard (Finland) to build two liners for polar cruises
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16:21 ABB presents electric power and propulsion solutions for icebreaking vessels at NEVA 2019
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10:52 IBIA and S&P Global Platts collaborate to help shipping industry comply with IMO 2020
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09:50 State Duma ratifies Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea
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