In the 70s and 80s of the 20th century, the shipping company was a huge enterprise. The on-shore divisions were scattered from the Posyet Bay in the southern part of Primorye to the port of Pevek on Chukotka
The FESCO fleet comprised four shipyards and over a dozen of ports and port points, with 230 vessels, the shipboard personnel of 20,000 sailors, and the headcount of 70,000 employees.
In the 1980s FESCO’s fleet was further expanded. Four passenger ships “Lyubov Orlova” and two car and passenger ferries “Dmitry Shostakovich” were included into the fleet one after another.