Russian Transportation Group FESCO has launched a new regular container service FESCO St. Petersburg – North America and started shipment of containers from the ports of the USA East Coast to Saint-Petersburg, the Group said on Monday.
Shipments will be executed once a week from the ports of New York, Norfolk and Charleston with transshipments in the port of Rotterdam. FESCO provides through rates for cargo shipment.
Shipments from Rotterdam to Saint-Petersburg will be executed within the framework of FESCO ESF linking Saint-Petersburg and other European ports in Belgium, Germany, Italy.
The following cargoes are usually delivered from the USA: automobiles and spare parts, industrial equipment, agricultural raw materials, chemical goods, metals and metal goods.
FESCO St. Petersburg-North America is the second service from the USA Eastern Coast launched recently. In September 2013 FESCO launched a regular container service from North America to Novorossiysk and Sochi.
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 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. FESCO is one of Russia’s 10 largest private railway operators. It is known under the brands of Transgarant (100% subsidiary of FESCO) and Russkaya Troyka (50% joint venture with Russian Railways OJSC). The Group owns the fleet of different vessels deployed primarily by FESCO’s logistics division.