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Views: 5 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2022-05-19 Origin: Site
On May 16, Maersk announced the launch of a new China-Europe sea-rail intermodal service, connecting Far East and Europe through the Central Asia Corridor, designed to respond to customers' current changing supply chain needs.
According to reports, the new service starts from multiple sites in China, passes through Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and arrives in Romania. The whole journey takes about 40 days.
Specifically, after passing through the Khorgos port between China and Kazakhstan, the goods arrive at Aktau Station by rail, and then are loaded onto barges and transported to Baku, Azerbaijan.
After that, it was transported by rail to Porti Port, Georgia, and after being loaded on feeder ships, it continued to be transported to Constanta, Romania. Finally, the goods are shipped by rail to various European countries.
Regarding the new service, Maia Parlagashvili, Global Product Manager, Maersk Intercontinental Rail, said: "This new service, which eases the current logistical woes, is a solution we have developed after listening to our customers to provide customers with access to Asia and Europe. intermodal alternatives.”
It stressed that this route has sufficient capacity to meet customer demand for supply chain flexibility by providing alternative routes for air and sea freight.
Maersk said it had started developing the route as early as March this year, and had set out from China for the first time in April to serve customers in the daily necessities, automobiles and home appliance industries.
It is reported that due to the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the Poland-Belarus border was closed and the main transportation hubs stopped operating. Maersk has been seeking to develop new routes to replace land transportation.