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FESCO adds Tacoma

October 24 - FESCO Russian Pacific is adding a port call at Tacoma, USA, and introducing a fortnightly service to Vladivostok and the Russian Far east.

With the first sailing schedule for November 17, 2011, the new service will offer a transit time from Tacoma of 14 days to Vladivostok and will be able to handle breakbulk, ro-ro and project cargoes and calling at Everett, Tacoma, Vladivostok, Korsakov, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, and Magadan.

"We are introducing this improved service to meet our customers' growing needs to the Russian Far East with more frequent sailings and faster service," said Mike Evans, FESCO's North American president. "We are the only provider offering breakbulk and ro-ro service out of the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Everett with a direct call in Vladivostok, which is Russia's largest port city on the Pacific Ocean."

The Tacoma service offers ro-ro ramps, which can handle up to 120 metric tons to accommodate FESCO's diverse customer base including automobiles, trucks and trailers, and heavy industrial machinery, to name a few. The top exports from the Pacific Northwest to the Russian Far East are vehicles and parts, mining machinery, and agricultural equipment, as well as oil and gas project cargoes.

"Moving cargo direct from the ports of Tacoma and Everett allows us to provide our customers with very competitive rates," says Evans. "We are really excited about this new service and our customers are very pleased about the faster transit times with better frequency for their export shipments.

"FESCO has a long and successful history of servicing the Far East trade," he said. "We know that our continued success depends on further expansion and this is just one of many new services we will be introducing as our customers look to grow their businesses in this region."

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