SWIFT LINE has launched new services that connect Global Ports Group’s Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company (VSC) located in the deep-water port of Vostochny in Primorsky Krai, Russia with the Chinese ports of Tianjin and Taicang.

SWIFT LINE calls VSC two to three times a month with the SOL HONGKONG cargo ship, which can carry more than 650 TEU, including 30 reefer containers, as well as hazardous cargoes.

Delivery time between VSC and Tianjin and Taicang ports is four to five days.

“New routes offered by SWIFT LINE from VSC have expanded the geography of regular direct connections to China available to our clients in the Far East,” said Igor Pukhov, chief commercial officer of Global Ports Group.

“The services will provide customers with more flexibility to adjust to rapid market changes and maintain uninterrupted supplies,” he added.

“In partnership with VSC, SWIFT LINE delivers import cargo with expedited block trains to Russia’s key regions,” noted Alexander Podylov director general of Vostochny Express, a railway business unit of SWIFT Transport Group.

“The group’s competencies and our own transport asset base allow us to transport export goods produced in Russia to the consumers in the Asia-Pacific region. With a wide network of feeder routes, the geography of our business in this region includes all major ports of China and Vietnam,” he stressed.

The new SWIFT LINE service is complementary to the existing services connecting the VSC terminal at the port of Vostochny with the largest ports in China and other Asia-Pacific countries.

Source : Container News