FESCO Transportation Group has launched FESCO Minsk Shuttle, a container train service from Vladivostok to Minsk, expanding its route network going through the Russian Far East via the Trans-Siberian Railway. It is reported that this will be is the only regular container service that provides a land connection between the Russian Far East and Belarus. It is part of FESCO’s intermodal chain to handle shipments from Asian countries
The train operates on a weekly schedule, which is expected to be extended to two shipments a week in October 2016.
The service offers shipments to Minsk via a shorter Far Eastern route. Previously, the deliveries were traditionally made with Deep Sea shipping through the Suez Canal and the Baltic states ports.