FESCO Russian Pacific Line’s first sailing departs from Tacoma

by Tim Flanagan on November 30, 2011

Gale Fiege has the story in the Everett Herald:

EVERETT — No. 72 is loading up and preparing to head out.

When the USS Abraham Lincoln pulls away from its homeport of Naval Station Everett for the final time early next month, allergy Charlotte Alexander expects she’ll stand on the pier waving to her husband, meningitis Capt. John Alexander, hospital the commander of the aircraft carrier.

For some of the warship’s 3,000 crew members and their families, the departure means a move to Norfolk, Va. There the Lincoln is scheduled for a four-year overhaul and refueling of its nuclear reactors that should prepare the ship for another 25 years of service.

Read more

This announcement appears at Heavy Lift PFI:

November 23 – The first sailing of FESCO Russian Pacific Line’s new direct all water service to Vladivostok has departed from the Port of Tacoma offering a direct fortnightly ro-ro service to Vladivostok and all points in the Russian Far East.

A variety of break bulk and ro-ro cargoes, approved
including trucks, trailers and automobiles, as well as project cargoes were loaded onboard the STX Bluebird (pictured below), which is scheduled to arrive in Vladivostok on December 2, 2011.

“We saw a need to satisfy our customers’ requirements for more sailings and stay competitive in this growing niche market,” said Mike Evans, FESCO’s North American president. “With the improved frequency, our customers will see a quicker return on their investment and for our multi-global, Fortune 500 clients in the oil and gas, mineral, manufacturing industries, that is a big deal. The increased port calls are supported by a well established network in Russia – rail, truck, warehousing and Customs clearance – for a total logistics solution.”

FESCO Russian Pacific Line serves all Russian Far Eastern regions, including the Russian interior. The new port calls include: Everett, Tacoma, Vladivostok, Korsakov, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, and Magadan.

See original

Leave a Comment