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  • 2016 December 2 11:49

    FESCO completed Summer Navigation in the Eastern Sector of the Arctic Region

    FESCO Transportation Group says it completed Summer Navigation in the Eastern Sector of the Arctic Region and the icebreaker «Admiral Makarov» has provided pilotages of the vessels with containers, general and national economic cargo to the ports and the port-points of Chukotka and the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

    «Admiral Makarov» arctic voyage, under the command of FESCO Captain Alexander Stelmakh, started from July 18, 2016 and finished on November 25, 2016. During this voyage the icebreaker has provided navigation of 31 vessels which delivered 78 000 tons of general cargo to the ports of the Northern Sea Route and taken out 67 000 tons. In addition to «Admiral Makarov», FESCO ice-class general cargo ships also took part in this Arctic summer-autumn season transportation, they are: «FESCO Pevek» and «FESCO Primorye».

    FESCO has been providing pilotage of vessels through the Northern Sea Route at the request of the Federal Maritime and River Transport Agency of the Russian Federation since 2004.

    FESCO has a unique experience in the Arctic: more than 100 years ago the steamer setting sail «Kolyma» delivered government cargo to the Kolyma estuary. FESCO has been providing ships navigation in the Arctic along the Northern Sea Route for more than 60 years. Also FESCO ice-class cargo vessels deliver general cargo to the northern ports of Russia.

    FESCO is one of the leading privately-owned 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 D2D 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 controls the Commercial Port of Vladivostok. FESCO is one of Russia’s top 10 private railcar operators providing services under the brands Transgarant (100%) and Russkaya Troika (50% JV with Russian Railways). FESCO owns and operates a fleet of 19 cargo ships and four icebreakers (in long-term time-charter).




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