Two New Cross-border Rail Freight Services Launched from Suzhou
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Two New Cross-border Rail Freight Services Launched from Suzhou

Two New Cross-border Rail Freight Services Launched from Suzhou

Japanese global logistics services company Nippon Express Co., Ltd. launched two new cross-border rail freight services from Suzhou, China, to Moscow (on February 7) and Hanoi, Vietnam (on February 24) using international rail lines.


Features of Moscow line;


  • The service utilizes Suzhou West Station, located amidst the industrial clusters of eastern China.
  • Space can be secured flexibly and in large volume by concluding block space agreements with railway operators in Suzhou.
  • Scheduled service will be provided once per week (departing each Sunday) from Suzhou to Malaszewicze, Poland, and to Hamburg and Duisburg in Germany

Moscow line

Note: In November 2015, NE China began the development of a cross-border rail freight service between China and Europe to offer a "third transport mode" between air and ocean transport, departing from Xi'an Station and other major stations in China.


Transport between China and Europe is now suffering from shortages of vessel space that have sharply boosted demand for international rail transport and in turn created shortages of space on Europe-bound trains operating from major stations in China. The new service was developed to meet growing customer needs for rail transport between China and Europe.


Features of Hanoi line;


  • This service departs Suzhou West Railway Station, located amidst the industrial clusters of eastern China, and travels via Nanning South Railway Station to Yen Vien Railway Station (Hanoi).
  • The use of rail transport makes possible reliable lead times (8-10 days).
  • This eco-friendly transport service also provides customers with a useful BCP option when faced with ship and truck congestion.

Note: Ocean cargo transport from China to Southeast Asia is currently plagued by shortages of space aboard vessels, and the need to secure a transport route offering reliable lead times led to the development of this new transport service as a BCP initiative.


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