FESCO has announced launching a new regular service branded Japan Trans Siberian Line 2 (JTSL 2) connecting the Group’s Commercial Port of Vladivostok in the Russian Far East with Toyama, Hakata, Kobe and Yokohama in Japan.
In the near future, a regular call to Niigata may be added. The service is operated with the 962 TEU capacity m/v “FESCO Yanina” with a 14-day frequency.
The launch of the new service was driven by the increasing transit traffic from Japan via the territory of Russia, FESCO said in a statement. In 2021 the traffic made 855 TEU growing 10-fold year-on-year.
JTSL will complement the existing Japan Trans Siberian Line (JTSL) service connecting Sendai, Yokohama, Shimizu, Nagoya, Kobe, and Toyamashinko in Japan with Busan in Korea and Vladivostok and Vostochny in Russia During 2021, more than 25,000 TEU was carried by the service.