Rail freight service between Tilburg and Changsha

GVT and Hunan Xiangou Express Co will run a test train from Changsha in China to Tilburg that will depart on the 16th of August. The freight train will arrive seventeen days later in Tilburg. If the test is successful, Tilburg will receive weekly train from Changsha that will depart every Thursday.
The total route will be 12912 kilometers.

 

 

Jeuro Denmark activities

Dear Clients, partners and suppliers
We are pleased to announce that Jeuro Denmark’s activities with effect from 1st July 2018 will be managed by:
YoYo Global Freight
Our Managing Director Gert Ulriksfeldt and Tina Ulriksfeldt will continue to head up the business.
The main contact details will be:
Gert Ulriksfeldt – gul@yoyoglobal.com
Tina Ulriksfeldt – tul@yoyoglobal.com
Meaning, “business as usual”
We look forward to continue our pleasant cooperation in the name of YoYo Global Freight
Kind regards
Jeuro Denmark
Gert Ulriksfeldt
YoYo Global Freight
Kasper Andersen

Hong Kong added to Eurasian railway service

A new Full Container Load (FCL) service between Duisburg in Germany and Hong Kong. The service is an extension of existing railway connection between destinations in Germany and Poland to several cities in China.

Railway connection

Since March last year, the Eurasian multimodal railway service includes stops at Changsha, Chongqing, Suzhou and Wuhan, Zhengzhou and Chengdu in China, Hamburg and Duisburg in Germany and Warsaw and Lodz in Poland. Hong Kong was added as a destination on 23 May 2018.

 

 

Kaliningrad can enter the New Silk Road

The Kaliningrad Commercial Sea Port is to be built into the New Silk Road. This was announced by the regional governor Anton Alikhanov.

“The port has plans, investments, cargo handling volumes are growing. But one of the most important tasks for the company now is to integrate the “New Silk Road” project into the project. Kaliningrad will be more convenient, cheaper and faster in terms of transit of goods from Asia. We will use the competitive advantage of our port “, – the press service of the government of the region cites Alikhanova.

The region has proved the possibility of full participation in the New Silk Road project by implementing a project to organize the transportation of goods from Europe to China, with an overload on the Russian side. It was implemented with JSC “United Transport and Logistics Company”.

The throughput capacity of the Kaliningrad Commercial Sea Port is 6.8 million tons per year of various cargoes including liquid, dry, container. Among the directions of investment activity, the main priorities are capital investments in reloading equipment, construction of warehouse areas and production infrastructure facilities.

Over the last decade the port has fulfilled a significant part of the works provided by the container terminal development project: two berths, a container picking warehouse, nearly four kilometers of access railways, and specialized container loaders with carrying capacity up to 45 tons.

The new silk road is the concept of a new transportation system promoted by China in cooperation with Kazakhstan, Russia and other countries. The idea is based on the historical example of the ancient Great Silk Road. The modern route is an important part of China’s development strategy. According to the plans, he should build the most convenient and fast transit routes through the center of Eurasia. And also to strengthen economic development of the internal regions of China and neighboring countries, as well as create new markets for Chinese goods.

Taiwan-China-Russia new route

Introducing a new route by offering a service that goes from Taiwan by sea to China and continuing by rail  to Vorsino in Russia.
Vorsino is situated app 100 km South West of Moscow
Route: Taiwan – Shanghai port – Suzhou station – Vorsino station

Departure from Taiwan port every Thursday

Arrival in Shanghai on Sundays

Transit time: 24 – 26 days

FCL and LCL services available

Contact us for further info and bookings

Finland and Estonia’s undersea rail tunnel could cost $20 billion by 2040

HELSINKI (Reuters) – The world’s longest undersea rail tunnel between Finland and Estonia could cost up to 20 billion euros ($24.7 billion) and be opened for traffic by 2040, a feasibility study by the two countries said on Wednesday.

Following years of investigations, Helsinki and Tallinn are looking to build a permanent undersea link between the two northern capitals, situated on the opposite sides of the Gulf of Finland.

Tens of thousands of Estonians work in the Helsinki region, many of whom commute over the sea weekly, and many Finnish tourists visit Tallinn.

The proposed 103 km long tunnel would shorten the travel time between Helsinki and Tallinn to about 30 minutes, from at least 90 minutes currently by fast ferry.

Chinese operator Wuhan expects big rise in Europe-bound trains

Wuhan, which operates a link between Wuhan City in central China and Europe, expects around 500 freight trains to head to the West from China during 2018. That compares to 377 trains in 2017, which carried a total of 34,000 containers, according to the official news agency of the Chinese Government, Xinhua.

 

Latvia and Belarus look to boost rail freight connections

A new express rail freight service which promises delivery times of 28 hours between the Latvian capital Riga and the Belarussian capital Minsk completed a second test journey this week following an inaugural trip between Minsk and Riga in January.

The train consisted of 21 40-foot containers containing textile machinery, 13 grain wagons, and three wagons containing metal products.

The containers were from India and provided by German logistics company, RTSB, and Belarusian operator, Belintertrans. Latvian Railways (LDZ) says this collaboration is evidence of efforts to attract new partners from south Asia, which opens up opportunities to develop new freight solutions and the Latvian transport and logistics sector.

“The creation of a new product – an express freight train between the capitals of Latvia and Belarus – ensures that the owners of freight who would like to use the connection will be able to count on a definite and clear timetable of freight transport in the future,” says LDZ president Mr Edvīns Bērziņš. “The long-term goal is to ensure the regular flow of freight on this route, whose future potential will increase with the development of the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park, The Great Stone.”

Rail freight volumes on the Indra-Bigosava route between Latvia and Belarus totalled 7.6 million tonnes in 2017, an increase year-on-year of 13.9%.

Russia-Vietnam rail freight service tested successfully

RZD Logistics and its Vietnamese partner, Ratraco, which is 35%-held by Vietnam Railways (VR), have successfully completed a test intermodal rail freight service between the Vorsino Freight Village, southwest of Moscow, and Hanoi.

A single TEU loaded with cosmetic products from Russian company Red Line took 20 days to complete the journey, arriving in Hanoi on January 23. RZD Logistics says the equivalent journey by sea would have taken twice as long.

The test shipment was organised under the bilateral cooperation agreement signed between Russian Railways (RZD) and VR in July 2017, and according to RZD Logistics, this inaugural service marks the start of the Russia-Vietnam international transport corridor.

RZD Logistics was responsible for organising the multimodal shipment, beginning with road transport from Red Line’s warehouse, and continuing with the transfer to rail at Vorsino. RZD Logistics’ subsidiary Far East Land Bridge received the freight at the Manchuria-Zabaikalsk border point and supervised transport across China. Ratraco was responsible for the final stage of the journey across Vietnam.

First Finland – China intermodal service launched

A launch ceremony was held at the Tehola intermodal terminal in Kouvala, Finland, on November 10 to mark the departure of the first Finland – China rail freight service.

The departure ceremony for the first Railgate Finland China Express service was attended by more than 70 guests, including the Russian, Kazakh and Chinese ambassadors to Finland.

The service from Kouvola to Xi’an offers a transit time of 10-12 days for the 8000km trip, with just one break-of-gauge at the Russia-China border.

The service is a partnership between Kazakhstan Railways’ subsidiary KTZ Express and its sole agent in Scandinavia, Unytrade Oy. The train operates with the support of Xi’an International Port Multimodal Transportation Company. Haulage is provided by Finland’s VR-Transpoint, Russian Railways (RZD), KTZ Express and China Railway Corporation.

The first China-Finland train is due to leave Xi’an before the end of the month and a second Kouvola – Xi’an train will run in December.

A regular weekly service is expected to start running in both directions early next year.