FESCO Transport Group and DB Cargo Russija Сo.Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of DB Cargo, have agreed to develop container shipping of perishables between Russia and China.
The multimodal service will be routed from Moscow via Novosibirsk using the existing services operated by FESCO and then by sea via Commercial Port of Vladivostok, part of FESCO Group, and back. The transit time will be up to 25 days.
Another variant envisages developing a direct rail service from Moscow via Novosibirsk to China and back, with a transit time of less than 20 days. This new service is expected to be launched in summer 2019.
According to FESCO, the cargo flow from Russian to China will consist mainly of food products, and the import flow from China will be mainly agricultural products.