FESCO has launched a new deep sea service between Russia and China via the Suez Canal and the Black Sea, the group said in a statement.
The service branded FESCO Black Sea Service (FBSS) offers fortnightly sailings by the route: Novorossiysk — Istanbul — Shekou — Ningbo — Shanghai — Qingdao and back.
The transit time from China to Istanbul where containers are transshipped is 30-35 days, and that to Novorossiysk makes 40-45 days. The service is aimed mainly for shipping consumer goods.
This is the first regular deep sea service between Russia and China using Istanbul as a transshipment hub, FESCO stressed.
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