FESCO Transportation Group (“FESCO”, the “Group”) has launched a new intermodal container service FESCO Trans China Railway from Japan to Uzbekistan via China and Kazakhstan in order to expand its own route network.
The service includes marine delivery from port Yokohama (Japan) to port Lianyungang (China, Jiangsu Province). Then containers proceed by the Trans China Railway route, which connects China with Kazakhstan. At border crossing Khorgos – Altynkol containers are reloaded to a 1520 gauge rolling stock and are therefrom delivered to place of destination – station Chukursai in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
Regularity of dispatches is twice a month. The main cargo that will be transported as part of the new FESCO service will be car parts from Japan.
The first batch of 18 forty-foot containers shipped from port Yokohama is now located at the Kazakh-Chinese logistics terminal in the city of Lianyungang. Containers are scheduled to be dispatched by rail on September 30.
The intermodal service FESCO Trans China Railway will allow the Group to develop alternative container delivery routes via Chinese ports as well as increase its presence in countries of Central Asia, which is one of the new strategic directions for FESCO.