SASCO (Sakhalin Shipping Company, a joint stock company) is one of the biggest Russian shipping companies. SASCO vessels, most of which ice-classed, are able to carry wide range of cargoes, including containers, general, bulk, timber, heavy-duty vehicles, equipment and other cargoes. SASCO is the only Company providing actually a year round sea cargo transportation from De-Kastri, Vanino and Sovetskaya Gavan ports.
SASCO is the main Russian domestic carrier; SASCO performs two thirds of all Russian domestic sea carriages. SASCO remains one of major export and import cargo carriers on Russian Far East. SASCO vessels have visited virtually every port of Asian-Pacific Region.
SASCO priority goal now is to provide cargo owners with most convenient routes and delivery terms. SASCO container and ferry lines operate for that purpose, too: Shanghai - Ningbo - Vladivostok - Vostochny, Busan - Korsakov, Busan - Nakhodka lines, Vladivostok - Magadan line, Vladivostok - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vladivostok - Korsakov line, Vanino - Kholmsk line. Involvement of logistics and forwarders as well as agreements with major ocean carriers actually allows SASCO to arrange worldwide "door-to-door" delivery.
SASCO ferry fleet performs carriages of railway wagons, trucks and trailers. Ferries are part of multimodal transportation, which can save time and money for cargo owners since ferries do not require port stevedoring.
SASCO is a member of BIMCO (Baltic and International Maritime Council) and National Shipping Chamber.
SASCO system of safety operation and environmental protection is fully complies with International Management Code for Safe Operation of Ships and Pollution Prevention (ISM code) and is duly certified by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
SASCO activity is based on protection of client's interests. To safely carry the cargo, to shorten delivery terms as much as possible, to assist clients in arranging formalities - these are the main SASCO endeavours.