CEVA Logistics has launched an express train service solution from Jinhua (China) to Dourges (France) to provide additional freight capacity for shippers amid unprecedented demand for transport and logistics services.
Loaded with 22 full containers of various supplies, CEVA Logistics’ train departed from Jinhua on the November 26, and arrived in Dourges 18 days later on the December 14.
The train connects a string of “Belt and Road” countries such as Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, and Germany with a journey of over 11,000 km. Having Dourges as the transit point, the destination delivery outreach is stated to cover Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy as well as France.
Through the Jinhua-Dourges express train, CEVA Logistics aims to provide its existing customers with a fast and sustainable China-Europe rail solution. Compared to cargo movement via truck, CEVA states, the block train option reduces CO2 emissions by up to 67%.
Xavier Bour, CEVA Logistics’ Global Ground and Rail Product Leader says, “With global supply chains experiencing unprecedented demand for transport and logistics services, CEVA Logistics is committed to providing its existing and potential customers with convenient and sustainable solutions. Our rail and multi modal solutions, together with our parent company the CMA CGM Group, between China and Europe are part of that strategy. France is an important logistics hub on the European market and with this new service, CEVA Logistics has tapped into the rail market for Eastern and Western Europe. Our next extension of our rail footprint will be the development of the southern Europe market.”
Source: CEVA Logistics