Kuehne + Nagel expands rail transport service between Asia and Europe

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Kuehne + Nagel expands rail transport service between Asia and Europe

November 22, 2017 - 15:09
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Kuehne + Nagel is continuing to strategically expand its network and is offering shipments from northern China, Japan, South Korea and South-East Asian countries to locations in Europe.

Among the new points of origin is Changchun, an industrial metropolis in northern China, which will now be connected to Hamburg with weekly departures. Also for the first time ever, Kuehne + Nagel is offering shipments between Japan and South Korea as well as destinations in Europe as a combined sea and rail service. Yet another new departure is the extension of the KN Eurasia Express service to include South-East Asian countries that are connected via Kuehne + Nagel's existing overland transport network in the region.

Kuehne + Nagel is the first logistics provider to offer LCL (less than container load) rail shipments between China and Russia via the central terminal in Moscow (Vorsino). As a result, more than 50 collection points in China will be linked with more than 20 destination points in Russia. Transit times to Moscow sum up to a maximum of 24 days, approximately half the time it takes for shipments by sea to arrive. Also, the company offers the first direct link between Xian in China and Kouvola in Finland. The transit time takes approximately 14 days.

“With all shipments via KN Eurasia Express, our customers benefit from fully transparent information about the status of their deliveries, thanks to our KN Login information platform", explained Otto Schacht, member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG responsible for seafreight.