FESCO and RZD Logistics, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, have sea-linked the Chinese port with the Russian one in Vladivostok from which containers head to Europe by rail.
The first train set - carrying containers from Qingdao and Busan, incl. dangerous goods (acids) - left Vladivostok on 28 February and arrived in Brest on the Belarusian-Polish border crossing on 10 March. From there FESCO's and RZD Logistics' partner, PCC Intermodal, took over the shipment for splitting it and delivering to customers in Poland, Germany, and Belgium.
"We see great interest on the part of customers in our Trans-Siberian LandBridge service, so we decided to expand the range of goods by adding the very demanded transportation of dangerous goods. Taking into account our competencies, accumulated experience and the availability of our own assets throughout the entire intermodal chain, we can guarantee our customers compliance with delivery deadlines and, most importantly, the safety of transportation to anywhere in Europe," Maxim Sakharov, CEO, FESCO Group, highlighted.
The multimodal Trans-Siberian LandBridge was initially trialled in May 2019 when containers were shipped from the Japanese Port of Yokohama to Wrocław in southwest Poland via Vladivostok. Later on, the South Korean Port of Busan was added to the network. The service became regular as of September 2019.