Saint Petersburg, Russia (PortSEurope) February 18, 2021 – First Container Terminal (FCT) and Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company (VSC) have handled the first train fully loaded with cargo from Japan as part of the scheduled AE19 intermodal transit service for the delivery of containers from Asia to Europe via Russia, reported Global Ports Holding in a press release. Part of London-listed Global Ports Holding, FCT is located in the
Big Port of Saint Petersburg. VSK is the largest container terminal in the Far East of Russia and operates on the territory of Vostochny Port. It is also part of Global Ports group. A transit train with 40 FEU of sportswear and equipment departed from VSC on 6 February 2021, and 11 days later, on 16 February 2021, arrived at FCT. Cargoes were first delivered by sea from the Japanese port of Yokohama to VSC, where they were loaded on a train and dispatched to St. Petersburg. The containers will be loaded on Maersk vessel at FCT to be delivered to the UK port of Felixstowe, England. The total transit time from Japan to the UK is expected to be 40-45 days. Transportation via the Russian Railways network is organised by Maersk in partnership with the transportation and forwarding company Modul. The АЕ19 service was first launched by Maersk in August 2019 in partnership with Global Ports and Modul to deliver cargo with minimum transit times from Asia to Europe via the ports of Vostochny and Saint Petersburg. Transit containers are now shipped from VSC to FCT three times a week. The service also operates in the opposite direction for the delivery of cargo from Europe to Asia. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.
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