Fesco expanding deep sea routes, launching line between India and Novorossiysk
MOSCOW. Feb 22 (Interfax) - Fesco Transportation Group, the flagship of which is the Far Eastern Shipping Company (Fesco) , is expanding the geography of its deep sea container services with the launch of the Fesco Indian Line from Indian ports to Novorossiysk, the Russian company reported.
"Fesco Indian Line operates on the route Novorossiysk-Ambarli (Turkey)-Nhava Sheva (India)-Mundra (India) and back. The main cargo traffic on this service is food products, cellulose, polymer materials and others. Hazardous cargo is also accepted for shipping," the company said.
The new service has two departures per week and the shipping time to Indian ports averages 25 days.
This is Fesco's third deep sea container service, the company said. In addition to the new service, group customers can access shipments to the Indian port of Nhava Sheva through the Commercial Port of Vladivostok (VMTP) , a division of Fesco that is the largest stevedoring company at the Port of Vladivostok.
Fesco is a major Russian port operator with rail and logistics businesses. The group operates more than 130,000 TEU of containers and a fleet of over 10,000 well cars. Its fleet of 23 vessels operate primarily on the group's own marine lines.