Nippon Express’ East Asia Region begins rail-based “Relief Supply Transport Service” to Wuhan in tie-up with Sinotrans Limited

March 9, 2020

The East Asia Region (Tatsuo Sugiyama, Managing Executive Officer) of Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Mitsuru Saito, President), will collaborate with Sinotrans Limited (hereinafter, “Sinotrans”) to begin a rail-based “Relief Supply Transport Service” from Shanghai to Wuhan.


The ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak has led to numerous restrictions being placed on shipments to Wuhan, with shipments by truck becoming particularly difficult. In response to customer requests, Nippon Express has established a service to resolve the issue of transporting cargo to Wuhan by securing a rail transport route.

[Service features]
  • Nippon Express will provide dependable transport by rail in collaboration with Sinotrans, China’s largest integrated logistics company.
  • Rail transport will allow Nippon Express to offer bulk transport, on-time operation, and reliable lead times.
  • Both FCL (Full Container Load) and LCL (Less than Container Load) service will be available to suit all cargo volumes.
     ・FCL: daily to Wujiashan Freight Terminal in Wuhan
     ・LCL: weekly to Sinotrans warehouse in Caidian Economic Development District
[Principal cargo to be handled]Masks, food products and other relief supplies as well as general cargo (*commodity items must be confirmed in advance)

Nippon Express remains committed to contributing to society through logistics as a global logistics company.

◇Inquiries on this matter

Customer:Mr. Hiyoshi or Mr. Yokoyama
Global Forwarding Planning & Development Division
Nippon Express Co., Ltd.
TEL: 03-6251-1633
Press:Mr. Jin or Mr. Sato
Public Relations & Advertising Division
Nippon Express Co., Ltd.
TEL: 03-6251-1454
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