FESCO to supply Antarctica-based research stations of Argentina in 2015
OJSC Far Eastern Shipping Company will participate in the project on supplying Antarctica-based scientific-research stations of Argentina, press center of FESCO Group says.
The work under the tender won by the Company will commence in January 2015. It will be performed by diesel-electric ship Vasily Golovin throughout 45 days.
The ship currently operates at the coastal trade service of FESCO. In lat November she will leave for loading at Buenos Aires and then deliver general cargo, product and diesel fuel to the Antarctica.
FESCO has been participating in the project of Argentina’s Defence Ministry on supplying Antarctica-based scientific-research stations for 7 years already.
OJSC Far Eastern Shipping Company is the basic company of FESCO Transportation Group. It specializes in transportation of dry bulk and general cargo. The company’s fleet transports cargo all over the seven seas.
FESCO Transportation Group is one of Russia’s largest intermodal transportation companies providing a full range of logistical solutions through a combination of shipping, rail, trucking and port services offered to clients through a world-wide network of sales offices. FESCO provides services in transportation of containers, general cargo, project cargoes and automobiles. FESCO operates the fleet comprising 44 vessels with the total deadweight of 788,000 tonnes and the fleet of 19,000 of railway wagons. Annual capacity of the Group’s infrastructure facilities is some 450,000 TEUs of containerized cargo, 5 mln tonnes of dry bulk cargo and 100,000 units of ro-ro cargo.
FESCO Group owns Commercial Port of Vladivostok OJSC with annual throughput capacity of 3.9 mln t of general cargo and oil products, 150,000 automobiles and vehicles, over 600,000 TEUs of containerized cargo. In 2013, FESCO transported 477,000 TEUs including 204,000 TEUs of import containers.
FESCO is among the 10 largest Russian private rail operators, providing services under "Transgarant" (100% subsidiary of FESCO) and "Russian Troika" (50% joint venture with JSC Russian Railways) brands. "Transgarant" operates a fleet of 16.3 thousand units of rolling stock, while "Russian Troika" operates a fleet of 1.7 thousand container platforms.
FESCO has a fleet of 23 vessels, mostly deployed through own sea service lines, and 4 icebreakers leased under long-term contracts.