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CEVA Logistics starts new train-ferry service from China to UK

SWISS-BASED CMA CGM forwarding arm CEVA Logistics has continued to expand its range of ground and rail services from China to Europe, announcing a new train-ferry service from Xian, China, to Immingham, UK

10 May 2021 - 19:00
SWISS-BASED CMA CGM forwarding arm CEVA Logistics has continued to expand its range of ground and rail services from China to Europe, announcing a new train-ferry service from Xian, China, to Immingham, UK.

In addition, the company is offering a premium offering on the company's existing route from Xian to the Mukran (Sassnitz) port in Germany.



CEVA Logistics said in a statement that the 'weekly multimodal train-ferry service from Xian to Immingham in the UK, via Kaliningrad will provide additional freight capacity for shippers amid unprecedented demand for transport and logistics services.'



The new route's pilot shipment to Immingham left Xian by block train on March 18, going to Kaliningrad, where the cargo was reloaded the same day onto a ferry that arrived at its destination on April 6.



'The pilot shipment for the new regular connection delivered 25 containers, including e-commerce goods with customs supervision code 9810. More trials will follow in May, with regular service starting by early June. CEVA's aim for port-to-port delivery times is 18-20 days, with door-to-door delivery times not exceeding 25 days.'



CEVA Logistics also upgraded its express block train solution from Xian to Mukran. Since April 1, the existing regular connection to Duisburg, Germany, has also been operating a high-speed and high-security premium service every Thursday.



In addition, CEVA will begin operating an additional regular block train on June 1 from Xi'an to Duisburg via Malaszewicze, Poland, with a port-to-port delivery time of 15 days. The company has dispatched more than 50 block trains from the port since May 2020.



Xavier Bour, global ground and rail product leader, CEVA Logistics, said: '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-route transport, and our recent developments of more block trains, new routings and premium services are available, offering responsive logistics solutions to our customers and supporting them in achieving secure and cost-effective supply chains.'


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