Connecting Europe and Asia since 2007

Far East Land Bridge

A brief overview of the company structure and the most important facts and figures.

RZD Holding (Russia)

100%


RZD Logistics (Russia)

75.52%


Various Shareholders

24.48%



FELB

(Cyprus)


FELB Austria GmbH

100%


FELB China

100%

Our History

We are the culmination of a seven year project to establish a railway route for containers between Asia and Europe, based on the Trans-Siberian Railway. It has taken us several years of work and negotiation to make the necessary agreements and put in place the logistics and security to provide this as a viable and quicker alternative to the existing ocean route.

Our special agreement with our initial Russian partner TransContainer enabled us to commence with the first pilot shipments in 2007. Over the years we became owner of more than 7,000 containers and increased the frequency of train departures from 1 per week to 6 per week. As a result of this also two special train operating centres - Block-Train Centres (BTC) – have been established, one in Asia and one in Europe. Over 100 employees ensure an efficient operation and sale of the service. We as an international organization manage several offices in China and Russia – strategically located along the whole route – completing the system around the railway connection.

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Development

2007 - 2008

Project Start-/Testing phase.

2008

Regular traffic.

2010

Weekly Eastbound & Westbound departures.

2011

Product expansion to import / export CIS.

2012

Multi departures in both directions & development of new routes.

2013

Development of the first Westbound speed train (14 days transit time).

2014

Beginning of LCL services & developing of the first Eastbound speed train container movement: EB / WB 30,000 TEU (balanced).

2015

Increased frequency of Suzhou block train from first quarter & weekly regulas service – ex Changsha. Starting with Shenyang Pilot train in November.

2016

New LCL service route from Hamburg to Suzhou and expansion to Italy.

2017

Implementation of new LCL service ex Asia to Europe (E.g. Suzhou to Milan service)

2018

EB >> Duisburg – Suzhou speed main service with the Transit Time of 16-18 days

Our Business Model

We offer an alternative to the sea freight and air freight between China, South Korea and Europe in both directions. Our unique transport product consists of a door-to-door service including the provision of containers. Well-known companies like BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Samsung and LG, are continuously using this transport product. Potential clients can easily adapt their current logistics supply chain to the railway solution, and to assure themselves of real savings.

In terms of benefits arising from a rapid transit time, which is cut by half compared to the sea freight, a substantial cash flow advantage, greater convenience and flexibility to cargo owners (short term capital commitment/smaller interest payments) is secured. Additionally, the time to market is considerably reduced. Our service is therefore especially targeted at clients with high-value goods or urgent shipments, located in areas easily connected to the rail, as congestion in and around Chinese/European ports is avoided, allowing a direct and fast door-to-door connection.

Departures are carried out almost daily, but can be adapted to the client’s need if block-train -volumes are provided. Per container a gross weight of up to 30 tons is allowed. The most frequent cargo groups vary from raw materials, textiles to automotive parts, solar panels, and all kinds of high-tech devices. In addition, our business model incorporates the philosophy of environment protection, given the growing importance of conforming to the guidelines of green logistics.

Our Team

Our team consists of the best, so we can guarantee the right solution for every problem.

Europe

Chief Executive Officer

Mag. Liliana Krutonog

Managing Director

Yulia Kosolapova

Head of Finance

Isabella Babacsayv

T: +43 1 890 63 39 21
F: +43 1 890 63 39 63
M: +43 664 1047555
E: ibabacsayv@felb.world

Head of Operations

Gregor Jojic

T: +43 1 890 63 39 19
F: +43 1 890 63 39 63
M: +43 664 35 25 195
E: gjojic@felb.world

Deputy Head of Sales

Skndim Limani

T: +43 1 890 63 39 64
F: +43 1 890 63 39 63
M: +43 676 920 31 00
E: slimani@felb.world

Asset Management

Dimitri Savytskyy

T: +43 1 890 63 39 36
F: +43 1 890 63 39 63
M: +43 676 920 68 69
E: dsavytskyy@felb.world

Asia

Managing Director China

Alvin Wang

M: +86 15821345997
E: aw@felb.world

North China, Sales

Wendy Liu

South China, Sales

Judy Zhu

Container management

Andrew Wang

West Bound, Operation

Melody Chen

East Bound, Operation

Lydia Li

Border Operation

Yulia Kokutenko

Overseas Carriage, Operations

Hazel Zhang