Global Ports Group and Hua Xin Container Lines, a Chinese shipping line, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to expand sea container transportation between Chinese ports and the Russian Far East.
The agreement was signed by Liu Junhui, the Line’s CEO, and Igor Pukhov, Global Ports’ CCO.
The parties agreed to expand sea container transportation between Chinese ports and the Russian Far East via the terminal of Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company (VSC, headquartered in the Port of Vostochny and owned by Global Ports).
Hua Xin Container Lines transports goods between VSC and the PRC ports of Qingdao and Taicang. In June, the line made its maiden vessel call at VSC.
The vessel calls will be made on a weekly basis beginning this month.
After the signing of the agreement, Pukhov said: “Over the last year, the pool of foreign trade lines of the VSC terminal has been renewed by 85 per cent, and today about half of the carriers working through our Far East terminal are from the PRC.
“I would like to appreciate Hua Xin Container Lines for their trust in Global Ports. The service of the Line will allow us together to create additional opportunities to strengthen foreign trade logistics chains between Russian and Chinese businesses.”
Junhui emphasised: “The Far East is the main hub for import and export cargo flows between Russian and Chinese ports.
“We are pleased to develop international sea container transportation in this direction in partnership with one of the main container terminals in the region, the VSC, and to create new services for our customers for international deliveries.”