CEVA Logistics implements new block train, multimodal solutions from China to European ports

CEVA Logistics continues to expand its range of land and rail services from China to Europe, today announcing a new train-ferry service from Xi’an, China, to Immingham, UK, as well as a premium on the company’s existing route from Xi ‘and to the port of Mukran (Sassnitz) in Germany.

The first train-ferry shipment has arrived in the UK

CEVA Logistics’ weekly multimodal train-ferry service from Xi’an to Immingham via Kaliningrad, Russia, will provide additional freight capacity to shippers in the face of unprecedented demand for transportation and logistics services. The pilot expedition of the new route to Immingham left Xi’an by block train on March 18, bound for Kaliningrad, where the cargo was reloaded the same day on a ferry that arrived in Immingham on April 6. 25 containers, including e-commerce products with customs control code 9810. Further testing will follow in May, with regular service starting in early June. CEVA’s target for port-to-port delivery times is 18 to 20 days, with door-to-door delivery times not exceeding 25 days.

Premium service added in Germany

CEVA Logistics has also improved its express train solution from Xi’an to Mukran. As of April 1, the existing scheduled link to Duisburg, Germany also operates a premium high-speed, high-security service every Thursday.

In addition, CEVA will begin operating an additional scheduled train on June 1 from Xi’an to Duisburg via Malaszewicze, Poland, with a port-to-port delivery time of 15 days.

Block trains at the heart of CEVA’s rail strategy

CEVA Logistics continues to develop additional rail links to expand regular connections between China and Europe, including Spain, Italy and France. The company’s unit trains provide responsive logistics solutions between Asia and Europe and address the growing need to balance delivery times, costs and more environmentally friendly transportation.

Over the past two years, CEVA has accelerated its range of land and rail solutions from China to Europe, most recently announcing in January a regular service to Dourges, France. Xi’an Port will continue to play an important role in future developments. CEVA Logistics has shipped more than 50 block trains from the port since May 2020.

According to Xavier Bour, Global Ground and Rail Product Leader, CEVA Logistics: “CEVA Logistics remains committed to developing sustainable and reliable transport solutions with our rail products – along the Silk Road in particular. The Suez Canal crisis has highlighted the risks associated with single-mode, single-track transport, and our recent developments of additional block trains, new routes and premium services are available, providing responsive logistics solutions to our customers and supporting them in the creation of profitable supply chains. “
Source: CEVA Logistics

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