Far East Land Bridge Expands Service to Italy

New Operating Office and Train Route Added

Vienna, 9 November, 2016 – Eurasian railway operator FELB pioneers new territory in Italy, fall of 2016. A new connection route between Milan and China has recently been established by the company. This includes a new operating office in Milan and plans for expanding FELB’s scope to Italy.

The initial test shipments of containers from Milan to China, beginning this year, have been successfully transported with a transit time of less than 20 days. This establishes a weekly service between these locations with options for transport to CIS and STAN countries as well.

The new office in Milan will be operated by employees fluent in Italian and familiar with the local business and economy. This allows FELB to offer a helpful and specialized service for current clients and build relationships with new ones.

As part of the Italy connection, FELB is working on a direct railing option to link the Malaszewcze /Brest border and Milan in less than 2 days transit time. Currently FELB uses a rail and truck combination to cover this distance. However, this future option will significantly reduce transit time and benefit FELB’s Italian clients immensely.

FELB has acknowledged the high potential of the Italian market for transit cargo to and from Asia (China, South Korea and Japan). Using their own private container fleet and reliable relationships with Russia and connecting countries, they ensure a wide railway service portfolio. This includes their ability to transport oversized cargo throughout Europe and Asia.

FELB aims to expand their services in the next few years to include many more European and Asian countries. This will include new train routes, border agreements, tracking technology and new methods for efficient transportation of cargo.