Russia opens Vanino-Shanghai container line

18:24, July 20, 2010      

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A container line linking China's Shanghai and the Russian port city of Vanino has begun operations, according to a PrimaMedia news agency report.

Initially, one vessel will travel between the two cities every 14 days. A second weekly run is also planned and a vessel calling at Pusan in South Korea is also being considered.

Consumer goods, plastics, bathroom equipment and electronics are the main goods being transported from Shanghai to Vanino. The cargoes are destined for Russia's Far Eastern region, including Magadan and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Exports to Shanghai include chemical products, metals, sawn timber and recyclable materials.

The new line has been launched to expand trade and provide a wider choice of cargo routes.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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