A new direct shipping route has been discovered between Novorossiysk on Russia’s Black Sea Coast and Mumbai’s West Coast by Russia’s Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO). The company’s FESCO line operates on the route Novorossiysk-Ambarli (Turkey)-Nhava Sheva (India) – Mundra (India) and back transporting food products, polymer material and even dangerous goods.
India’s commercial hub Mumbai includes the Nhava Sheva and Mundra ports that have an affluent consumer population as well as rail and road transport networks to other parts of the country.
Novorossiysk, strategically located on the Russian Black Sea coast is the busiest oil port and the largest regional port of the Black Sea and does sea trade with regions of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Mediterranean, and South America. This new service by FESCO between Russia and India averages 25 days. The new route points to the increasing Russian-Indian trade, which is burgeoning beyond energy into other markets as well, like agriculture and consumer goods as Russia is looking towards other markets in the wake of the collapse of its European trade.