New Container Rail Service from China to Germany
RZD Logistics and UTLC ERA are testing a new rail service to carry transit containers from Yantai in China to Duisburg in Germany.
The first block train carrying fifty 40’ units laden with electric appliances that left Yantai is routed via the border crossing points Dostyk (Kazakhstan) and Malasheviche (Poland).
Previously, UTLC’s regular block train from Yantai to Duisburg was routed via Mongolia. The new routing cuts the transit time by half, according to RZD Logistics.
The next shipment is planned for September.