FESCO Transport Group is launching FESCO Bukhara Shuttle (FEBS) container train on the route Vladivostok - Karakul (Uzbekistan). According to the company, the train will be the rail arm of intermodal services linking Uzbekistan with the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) through Vladivostok.
Shipments of the container trains will be carried out twice a month. The first FEVS train arrived at Karakul station on April 10. Transit travel time is 11 days at the route length of 9230 km.
Deliver by "last mile" technology, to the final destination, is provided as a part of the service. Cargoes of different forwarders are accepted for shipment, while the main load is provided by goods carried as part of Kandym gas processing plant construction project. Local service in Uzbekistan is provided by a FESCO agent - Ardena Transport Company.
FEBS container train complements the existing in Uzbekistan FESCO services: FESCO Tashkent Shuttle (regular train from Vladivostok station to Chukursay station, Tashkent), "Baltika-Transit" (regular train from Baltic ports to Tashkent and other destination stations in the countries of Central Asia and Kazakhstan). Launching of FEBS is a part of the strategy of expanding the company's presence in Central Asia and increase the volume of transit traffic from China and other Asia-Pacific countries through Russian Far East.
FESCO Transport Group – is one of the largest private transport and logistics companies in Russia with assets in port, rail, and integrated logistics business. The group owns "Vladivostok sea trading port", "Transgarant" railway operator, 50% stake in "Russkaya troyka" flatcars operator. FESCO has about 36 thousand containers. The group fleet includes 22 transport ships and 4 icebreakers on long-term lease.