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FESCO launches new Istanbul-Novorossiysk container line

(SeeNews) - Sep 25, 2012 - Russian transportation group Far Eastern Shipping Company (RTC:FESH), or FESCO, said Tuesday it had formed a partnership with Turkish Barkon Ship Agencies AS to launch a new container service between Istanbul and Novorossiysk with direct calls at the Russian port of Sochi.

The new line is an addition to the existing FESCO Sochi Direct Line (FSDL) which is operated by the Russian company’s Abakan container carrier. Abakan has a capacity of 270 twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) and carries twenty-foot, forty-foot and reefer containers.

The maiden sailing on the new Novorossiysk-Sochi-Istanbul-Novorossiysk line is scheduled for October 19, 2012.

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