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China’s First Fresh Produce Block Train Moved By DB Schenker

China’s First Fresh Produce Block Train Moved By DB Schenker
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Leading global logistics provider DB Schenker will soon make their inaugural shipment of fresh produce using a block train with 11 refrigerator containers to transport goods to Moscow Walter West Station from Qingbaijiang International Railway Port in Chengdu, China.

The journey of approximately 10,000 kilometers is expected to take 16 days and will travel through Inner Mongolia via Erenhot Port before arriving in the Russian capital. This new block train freight of agricultural perishable goods is the first to be operated in China by a Global 3PL. DB Schenker is operating these shipments at the request of Rollink, one of Chinas leading business to business food Trade Company.

Rollink and DB Schenker first cooperated early last year with DB Schenker managing export shipments by airfreight from China to Russia of fresh fruits. The scope of business then grew wider to include new trade lanes with Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

After the arrival of the 160 tons of fresh vegetables in Moscow, it will only be a short while until the produce is on the shelves and ready to sell to the consumers. The scope of the project undertaken by DB Schenker is as follows; all rail freight services from the two cities, all customs formalities and clearance at the destination, and all the domestic distribution in Moscow offering a full port to door service.

With this partnership, Rollink can better service their clients in current and future markets thanks to the global network and infrastructure that DB Schenker can provide.

DB Schenker West China Region Director, Caraka Keung commented, ”We are seeing strong growth in the next decade along with China’s one belt one road strategy, and I believe the entire development now through the new silk-road corridors will bring us good opportunities in developing multi-model solutions. This is an important milestone for us to achieve our leading market positions in the logistics of perishable goods in China.”

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