7 Feb 2023 16:23

FESCO maritime services to Turkey operating normally - group

MOSCOW. Feb 7 (Interfax) - The maritime services of the FESCO group, whose parent company is Far Eastern Shipping Company , are operating normally along its routes to Turkey, the group's press service told to Interfax.

"There are no FESCO containers in the port of Iskenderun. Our maritime services to Turkey are operating normally," the group said, adding that FESCO does not operate at terminals affected by the earthquakes.

The fire in the Turkish port of Iskenderun, where containers caught fire after an earthquake, is continuing into its second day. A coast guard vessel is being employed to fight the fire. The fire is believed to have started after containers overturned during the earthquake.

According to Danish transport and logistics company A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, the quake caused severe structural damage to the port of Iskenderun, which brought all operations to a complete halt. Maersk plans to reroute its containers to nearby hub ports, including Mersin, Turkey, and Port Said, Egypt. "It is not yet clear when the Port of Iskenderun will return to normal operations," the company said in a statement.