The Moscow Shuttle Express (FMS-Express) is the first service in the project to operate in the opposite direction, from Moscow to Russian Far East.
Under this arrangement, the standard transit time for FESCO's existing shipping services via the Trans-Siberian Railway has been reduced from eleven to seven days while increasing the average route speed from 830 km/day to over 1,000 km/day.
The first FMS-Express eastbound container train from the Silikatnaya station, Moscow Railway, arrived in Vladivostok on January 30. The new high-speed trains will be departing from both Vladivostok and Moscow once a week, with plans to soon add more trains to the schedule.
The total transit time between Silikatnaya and Vladivostok stations including cargo handling in terminals is eight days, a FESCO statement said.
The benefits of electronic records management and a preliminary transit declaration process have also helped pave the way for the successful launch of FMS-Express.
The FMS-Express is part of FESCO's intermodal chain to handle foreign and transit shipments through Vladivostok via the Trans-Siberian Railway.