On March 7th, 2009 a new container-carrier the FESCO Vladimir was launched at Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa, Poland.
On March 7th, 2009 a new container-carrier the FESCO Vladimir was launched at Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa, Poland. It is the third container carrier of the B-170 series of boxships built for FESCO in Poland, FESCO press center reports. The specifications of the FESCO Vladimir are as follows: deadweight 22750 tons, container capacity 1730 TEU, length overall 184,1 m, breadth 25,3 m, draught 9,85 m, speed 19,7 knots. The FESCO Vladimir is a sister-ship to m/v the Kapitan Afanasyev, the Vladivostok, the Kapitan Maslov built at Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa in 1998, but the new vessel differs from her sister-ships by the cargo-handling equipment (three cargo cranes of 45 ton capacity per crane), ice-class Е3 and 200 reefer sockets for reefer containers.
The newbuilt was named in the honor of one of the first cargo-passenger ships of Dobroflot (the Volunteer Fleet) built in England in 1880. The first steam ship the Vladimir, purchased on the donations of the citizens of the Russian city Vladimir, operated in Dobroflot (the originator of FESCO) for 13 years.
The shipbuilding contract between FESCO and Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa shipyard was inked in March, 2005. he first vessel of the series В-170 ? the FESCO VITIM ? was delivered in August, 2008; the second one ? the FESCO VORONEZH ? was delivered in December, 2008. he both are successfully operated in the Baltic, deployed on the container line between St.-Petersburg and European ports.
FESCO Transport Group created on the basis of Far Eastern Shipping Company is one of the leading container operators in Russia. The deadweight of the Group"s fleet exceeds 1 million tonnes. The Group"s rolling stock numbers over 17,000 units. The Group"s port transshipment facilities have the capacity exceeding 1.6 million TEU.
Besides FESCO the Group comprises National Container Company (Russia"s largest operator of container terminals co-managed the Group and First Quantum; Transgarant (one of Russia"s largest railway operators specializing in transportation of dry bulk cargo); Russkaya Troika CJSC (JV with Russian Railways OJSC, specializing in railway transportation of containers); FESCO ESF Ltd (feeder container carrier at the Baltic Sea); DalRefTrans (transportation of refrigerated cargo); Commercial Port of Vladivostok (one of the largest ports in the Far East of Russia ); FESCO Integrated Transport (the Group"s logistics operator).