• 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 June 20

18:36 Xeneta and Catapult announce agreement
18:06 Inland terminals CTU in Lelystad, HOV Harlingen and Westerman Multimodal Logistics in Hasselt joined the North West Central Corridor
17:36 First European conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel LNG / MGO departs Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque
17:06 ECSA organises workshop on the shipping industry’s interests in the UN negotiations on international ocean governance
17:05 Containerships introduces its second LNG-powered ship CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR and optimizes its Baltic service
16:50 Recovery of vessel traffic in Tushino, Moscow Canal, postponed again causing ship owners’ losses
16:35 Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet Sweden achieves coveted AAA credit rating
16:18 MAN Energy Solutions, Corvus Energy and DNV GL present results of HYCAS study on hybrid power generation
16:04 Knud E. Hansen announces design of 110 m. Adventure Wind Cruise Vessel
15:34 MEYER WERFT announces handover of Spirit of Discovery
15:04 Busan Port Authority and Port of Rotterdam Authority sign contract for the issue of a five hectare site on Maasvlakte Distribution Park West
14:42 Composit participated in Dredging Summit & Expo 2019
14:25 UAE Shipping Association looks to branch out
14:03 MOL and GAIL sign charter contract for one LNG carrier
13:47 DNV GL: Building a marine supply infrastructure as part of a future hydrogen society
13:46 New generation trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Bonny River’ joins the DEME’s fleet
13:28 Helle Hammer awarded WISTA Norway’s LeaderShip Award 2019
12:50 Gazprom Management Committee reviews progress of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream projects
12:24 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:01 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
11:36 ReCAAP ISC and Indian Coast Guard co-hosting 12th Capacity Building Workshop for Maritime Law Enforcement and Regulatory Authorities
11:11 NCSP Group’s consolidated cargo turnover for Jan-Apr 2019 increased by 0.3% to 47.6 million tonnes
10:42 Amendments to be introduced to the Water Traffic Act
10:10 Tallink Grupp connects first two vessels to shore power at Port of Stockholm in a bid to reduce environmental impact
10:09 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
09:46 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.81% to $62.95, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.69% to $54.9
09:27 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 20
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,179 points

2019 June 19

18:14 Port of Southampton signs sister port agreement with PortMiami
18:05 Unique Wärtsilä fresh water production system offers one ton per day fuel savings
17:51 Continued rail investment at the Port of Southampton accelerates air quality improvements
17:28 PGNiG confirms production potential of Poland’s largest gas field
17:03 IMRF announces new Board of Trustees
16:40 Small-size missile ship Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Black Sea Fleet, completes tasks in the Mediterranean Sea
16:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces GRI from Asia to East Coast South America
15:39 Vympel Shipyard launched first Grachonok-class special purpose boat for Federal National Guard Troops Service
15:02 Black Sea Mediterranean Express (BMX Service) Additional Gemlik Call
14:43 Baltic Workboats announces delivery of 100m fully electric ferry
14:21 RS participates in Global Fishery Forum
14:02 MOL and Japanese shipyards design Next Generation Coal carrier 'EeneX'
13:45 Igor Sharkov appointed Director of FESCO Branch Office in Vladivostok
13:26 FESCO opens seasonal transportation to ports of Chukotka
13:02 Van Oord awarded large contract for Mozambique LNG project
12:34 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard starts constructing vessels of new project
12:12 ICS meets in Faroe Islands
11:58 Frigate Admiral Gorhskov of RF Navy's Northern Fleet sails through Panama Canal
11:37 Ship inspection platform Idwal urges investors to carry out due diligence on asset condition as standards decline
11:19 WMU signed MOU with Higher Institute of Maritime Studies, Morocco
11:12 Damen signs Phase II contract with International Organization for Migration for nine additional SAR 1906 search and rescue boats
10:55 ABB wins system package with Keppel for dredging contractor Van Oord
10:33 Lavna coal terminal to reach design capacity of 18 million tonnes in 2022
10:00 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:38 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, June 19
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.03% to $62.16, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.22% to $54.23
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,135 points

2019 June 18

18:36 Spotlighting IMO's actions on climate change
18:31 Transborders Energy signs joint study agreement with Kyushu Electric Power for FLNG Solution
18:06 Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Holdings signs MoU with HHC and Thaitan
18:03 Container service boost at Bristol Port
17:53 IMO and UN Environment – working together to keep the Mediterranean clean