CMA CGM to launch RUFEX 5, a new Express Shuttle service linking East Asia to Russian Far East

August 02, 2021

CMA CGM - SSL Short Sea Lines Division is pleased to announce the launching of RUFEX 5, a new SHORT SEA INTRA FAR EAST weekly service, deployed between CHINA / SOUTH KOREA ↔ RUSSIAN FAR EAST starting as from this WEEK 30 ex China ports.

This 4th operated Loop linking the ports of Shanghai, Qingdao, Busan and VOSTOCHNY completing our RUFEX Product [on top of current RUFEX 1 & 2 + JRX] is aiming at optimizing your worldwide supply chain dynamics to/from Russia.

It will bring a consistent sustainable alternative to your Russian hinterland flows using our multimodal solutions via our Russian Far East gateway with an additional frequency.


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• FLEET : 2 vessels x 1 410 TEU nominal average capacity (m/v "SONGA TIGER" 1,740 TEU + m/v "A HOUOU" 1,078 TEU)

• ROTATION 14 DAYS: SHANGHAI / QINGDAO / VOSTOCHNY (RUVYP) / BUSAN / SHANGHAI

• FREQUENCY : WEEKLY

• OCEAN Transit Times: Shanghai to Vostochny in 6 DAYS | Qingdao to Vostochny in 4 DAYS | Vostochny to Busan in 1.5 DAY

• PROFORMA BERTHING DAYS : Shanghai on Tuesday | Qingdao on Thursday | Vostochny on Tuesday | Busan on Saturday

Please do not hesitate to contact CMA CGM teams should you need further information.

CMA CGM press release