Russian Railways, Ministry of Transport of Japan and FESCO send first refrigerated containers with Japanese cargo to Europe via the Trans-Siberian Railway

03 February 2022

JSC “Russian Railways”, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan and FESCO Transportation Group (“FESCO”) sent the first refrigerated containers with cargo from Japan to Europe via the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Russian Railways, Ministry of Transport of Japan and FESCO send first refrigerated containers with Japanese cargo to Europe via the Trans-Siberian Railway

Cargo consists of food, beverages and pharmaceutical products that call for special storage and transportation conditions.

Refrigerated containers from Japanese cities Toyama and Kobe were delivered by the FESCO marine service to Commercial Port Vladivostok (CPV, a FESCO company) wherefrom they were dispatched to St. Petersburg as part of the regular FESCO train on February 2, 2022, then the containers will be delivered by sea to Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

Starting from January 2022 Russian Railways, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan and FESCO are implementing a joint project of test shipments of goods in refrigerated containers from Japan.

Transportation of goods requiring special temperature conditions within the Group is carried out by Dalreftrans. It is the only player in the market of refrigerated transportations operating in all directions on the basis of own assets: 2 800 refrigerated containers and more than 300 specialized platforms.

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