FESCO Transport Group (“FESCO”) and logistics operator Rail Cargo Logistics – RUS organized the first shipment of rapeseed oil in containers equipped with flexitanks from the Krasnoyarsk Territory to the port of Nantong (Jiangsu Province, China).
The first batch, consisting of 10 containers with 216 tons of cargo, arrived in China on March 17, 2020. The transit time on the route was 35 days.
The transportation scheme included the following chain: automobile transportation of oil from enterprises in the Krasnoyarsk Territory to the BLTK terminal in Krasnoyarsk, from where containers equipped with flextons were delivered to Vladivostok as part of the regular FESCO Yenisei Shuttle train. Then, the FESCO China Express regular sea line to the port of Shanghai, then were loaded onto a barge and transported by river to the port of Nantong.
The transportation was organized as part of an agreement signed by FESCO, Rail Cargo Logistics – RUS and the Russian Export Center at the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum in 2019, and aimed at the development of export transportation of goods in containers from Siberian regions to China.
“In partnership with Rail Cargo Logistics – RUS, we plan to develop export transportation of bulk cargo in containers equipped with flexitanks from other regions of Russia, using our services through Vladivostok, as well as land routes through Mongolia and Kazakhstan,” said FESCO President Maxim Sakharov .
“The Chinese market is one of the most promising for the export of Russian goods, especially food cargo. Therefore, I am sure that the demand for transportation in flexitanks will grow as regular shipments are established. Our goal for the current year is to organize, in partnership with FESCO, stable and reliable transportation of flexitanks as part of expedited container trains across the Russian Federation and to China, ”said Alexander Baskakov, director of Rail Cargo Logistics – RUS.