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New Chinese owner launches liner service to Russia

China has a new shipowner, servicing the growing container trade to neighbour Russia. According to Alphaliner, Shenzhen-based Neptune Logistics Group (NEP) has deployed its first ship, the multipurpose vessel Neptune Line. The 443 teu capacity ship will shuttle between Nansha in southern China and Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East.

The group is also involved in trucking, project logistics, cross border e-commerce, air charter, container leasing, warehousing and supply chain management.

A host of Russian and Chinese forwarders have launched their own liner services linking the two countries as most global liners, with the notable exception of China’s COSCO, have drastically reduced their operations in Russia since the invasion of Ukraine.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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