FESCO Transportation Group Launches New Regular Container Service between St. Petersburg and North America

28 October 2013
FESCO Transportation Group launched a new regular container service called FESCO St. Petersburg North America and has begun dispatching containers from ports on the East Coast of the United States to St. Petersburg.

Shipments will be performed once a week from the ports of New York, Norfolk and Charleston with throughput at Rotterdam. FESCO offers through rates for transportation.

Deliveries from Rotterdam to St. Petersburg are made as part of FESCO’s own ESF Service, which also links other European ports (in Belgium, Germany and Italy) with St. Petersburg.

Cargo that is mainly shipped from the USA includes cars, auto parts, industrial machinery, agricultural raw materials, chemical products, metals and metal products.

FESCO President Ruslan Alikhanov says that with the launch of the new service from the U.S. the company plans to increase the traffic of its FESCO ESF European feeder line in addition to the freight traffic coming from the Southeast Asia. The new service will also allow FESCO to diversify its cargo base and customer portfolio.

FESCO St. Petersburg North America is the second service from the East Coast of the U.S. to be launched recently. In September 2013, the company launched its Black Sea Service North America regular container service to Novorossiysk and Sochi.