• 2014 May 22 16:05

    FESCO CEO to discuss future for Russian transcontinental route at TOC CSC Europe

    Ruslan Alikhanov, President and CEO of FESCO, one of Russia’s largest integrated transport and logistics group, will tell delegates at the upcoming TOC CSC Europe conference that Asia-Europe trade is experiencing a shift from the deep sea route to transcontinental transit through Russia, TOC Events said.
    Speaking ahead of TOC Europe, which takes place 24-26 June at London’s ExCel Centre, Mr Alikhanov said that “the Asia-Europe route includes significant trade turnovers between Russia and Asia, which will increase due to recent political tensions in Ukraine.” The continental transit route is already twice as fast as deep sea transport, said Mr Alikhanov, and a number of improvements will further boost its competitiveness in coming years.
    These include the reconstruction of the Trans-Siberian railway and the Baikal-Amur railway, which will double their throughput capacity; a freeze in railway tariffs; and the introduction of technology optimisation for customs clearance and port processes, reducing cargo time in port. “There are excellent prospects for reducing the cost of transport by land, which will further strengthen the competitiveness of alternative routes,” added Mr Alikhanov.
    FESCO’s intermodal transport volumes grew 17% in 2013, to 244,000 TEU. The number of express container trains operated by the company increased by 34%, averaging 25 trains per week, and the company is now laying plans to boost this to 40 trains per week. Key routes include Vladivostok to Moscow, Novosibrsk, Khabovsk and Yekaterinberg, plus transit trains to Uzbekistan.
    Mr Alikhanov also told TOC that the balance of power in the Baltic and Russia region has changed drastically due to the expansion of port capacity in Russia. This includes investment in St.Petersburg’s Petrolesport terminal – Russia’s second largest - and the greenfield development at Ust-Luga, both operated by Global Ports Group, now co-owned by APM Terminals. Container traffic in the Far East Basin of the Russian Federation grew by 16% in 2013, he said, compared to a 1% reduction in Baltic ports.
    New Russian port capacity has led several ocean lines, including COSCO, Hanjin and Yang Ming, to create their own feeder carriers in the region, added Mr. Alikhanov. “These feeders are integrated into the overall transhipment structure of the global carriers and act as a cost centre for the deep sea operator. Thus, ocean lines reduce costs on the short haul. In light of this, independent feeder carriers that operate as profit centres face tough competition in terms of price and cargo overflow to the “pocket” services of global carriers”.

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15:24 PD Ports submit response to national Freeport consultation
15:03 Khabarovsk Territory Governor Sergey Furgal detained by officials of Russia’s Investigative Committee
14:39 Aibel awarded Oseberg portfolio agreement
13:47 Ukraine is still on Paris MOU’s Black List
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12:50 Container shipments on Russian Railways’ network up 15% in 1H 2020
12:17 Cargo transhipment in North Sea Port falls by more than 11% in first half of year
12:07 ABB teams up with Yinson on offshore oil and gas project in Brazil
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10:42 The CMA CGM Group commits to fight illicit trafficking in protected species and tightens its shipment control procedures
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2020 July 8

18:11 Carnival Cruise Line sets ship delivery changes and related deployment plans
17:50 POWERGLOBE seeks for 10 years LNG vessel charter-agreement
17:27 Maritime partners unveil Autonomous Guard Vessel
17:03 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for August 2020
16:48 SaR operation in Singapore: man overboard incident
16:20 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 6M’2020 grew by 10% Y-o-Y
16:13 Maritime industry calls for EU political leadership on seafarers
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13:45 RF State Duna adopts a package of laws on privileges in the Arctic
13:12 PD Ports wins major pipeline contract with Global Manufacturer at Hartlepool
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12:18 Germany takes over HELCOM chairmanship
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11:29 Pella Shipyard delivers patrol boat of Project 03160
11:04 Austal delivers first of two 118 metre trimarans to Fred. Olsen Express
10:43 Barcelona Cruise Port obtains the 'Safe Travels' Stamp, as safe infrastructures preventing COVID-19
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10:04 ESPO says EU Taxonomy should align with already defined sectoral sustainability criteria
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09:23 Bunker prices rose at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:08 Baltic Dry Index as of July 7

2020 July 7

18:06 ZIM unveils new digital services
17:49 Great Arctic Regatta started in Saint Petersburg
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16:35 Optimarin successfully completes IMO G8 and USCG test programme
16:12 Alfa Laval takes its service offer to the next level through remote service guidance
15:56 New ferry line Baltic Link launched at the port of Riga
15:28 RF Government allocates RUB 320 million to subsidize shipping companies
15:02 ABP delivers project cargo using North Lincolnshire’s waterways
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14:02 Konecranes to deliver mobile harbor crane to new terminal in Trieste
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13:32 KNOT concludes long-term charter contract with PetroChina for shuttle tanker
13:11 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
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