Express train service from China to France

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
The 18-day trip covers 11,000 km.

CEVA Logistics has launched an express train service from Jinhua, China, to Dourges, France.

Loaded with 22 full containers, the CEVA Logistics train departed from Jinhua on the 26th of November and arrived in Dourges 18 days later on the 14th of December.

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 will cover Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy as well as France.

Through the Jinhua-Dourges express train, CEVA Logistics can provide its existing customers with a fast, convenient, and sustainable China-Europe rail solutions. Compared to cargo movement via truck, the block train option reduces CO2 emissions by up to 67 percent.

“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,” said Xavier Bour, CEVA Logistics’s global ground and rail product leader.

“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.”