INTERNATIONAL: RZD Logistics, FESCO Transportation and Nurminen Logistics Services have launched a regular container service between Vladivostok and Vuosaari in Helsinki via the trans-Siberian route.

The service has been branded Finland Bridge, and is expected to operate three or four times per month.


FESCO provides the shipping links to Vladivostok, as well as port handling services; it also supplies the containers and rolling stock. RZD Logistics organises the rail transport element, and Nurminen Logistics handles logistics across Finland and the Nordic countries.

The first train carried 62 containers which had arrived by sea from the Chinese ports of Shanghai, Ningbo and Qingdao. The 40 ft boxes reached Finland with a transit time of 25 days.