FESCO Acquires 300 New Reefers, Enlarges its Fleet to a total of 2800 units

FESCO is one of the leading public transportation and logistics companies in Russia with operations in ports, rail, integrated logistics and shipping business. The majority of FESCO’s operations are located in the Russian Far East and the Group benefits from growing trade volumes between Russia and Asian countries. It leads the industry in the Russian Far East via international sea container lines to/from Asian countries, domestic sea container lines and by rail. FESCO is also the leading port container operator in the Far East region. It has a fleet of 18 vessels, mostly deployed through its sea service lines.

FESCO controls the Commercial Port of Vladivostok, which has a throughput capacity of 5 million tons of general cargo and oil products, 150,000 vehicles and over 600,000 TEU of containers.

As part of the implementation of a strategy aimed at updating the container fleet of its subsidiary Dalreftrans FESCO Transportation Group (“FESCO”, the “Group”) has acquired another 300 new forty-foot refrigerated containers of increased capacity. They will be delivered in Q1 2022.

In 2021 FESCO has already purchased 300 refrigerated containers. As a result of the new transaction, the fleet of Dalreftrans, which in the Group is responsible for transportation of cargo calling for temperature regime, will exceed 2800 units or about 4900 TEU.

Containers are equipped with a modern Carrier PrimeLINE refrigerator unit with the latest generation Carrier Micro-Link 5 controller, which provides twenty-four-hour monitoring of operation and maintains temperature regime. The PrimeLINE unit is a container refrigeration unit designed for world-class performance and claims energy efficiency, capacity, lifecycle cost like no other product on market. It has proven and exceptional efficiency results from its digital modulation (unloading), which minimizes energy usage, and its vapour injection system and in turn delivers a higher cooling capacity. It is also meant to significantly decrease life-cycle costs by reducing energy use and maintenance costs. 

“One of the main advantages of new refrigerated containers is their equipment with GPS/GSM means, with the help of which one can track location, as well as transmit information about the temperature of cargo online”, read an official press statement from the group.

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