Kerry Logistics is launching new cross-border rail and trucking services running from China through Kazakhstan to Caucasus and Turkey.
Starting from Lianyungang, the bridgehead of the New Eurasian Land Bridge in China, the new westbound rail freight service will bring shipments across Kazakhstan and Caspian Sea to multiple destinations in Turkey through the newly-built Baku–Tbilisi–Kars railway. Kerry Logistics will be offering both block train and single wagon services and the transit time will be 18-20 days. The main products to be moved by the new cross-border services will include electronic parts, electrical appliances, minerals, auto parts, and other industrial goods.
In addition to the rail freight service, a trucking service along the same trade route from China to Caucasus and Turkey has also been launched with an addition of 50 trucks to the company’s existing fleet. This service will have a faster transit time, of around 12-14 days.
In a statement sent to Post&Parcel today (11 June), Edwardo Erni, Managing Director – China & North Asia of Kerry Logistics, said: “We are excited about the launch of this new cross-border service. With our rail freight and trucking capabilities extending their reach to the strategic locations of Turkey and Caucasus, we will be able to grasp the immense market opportunities presented by the Belt and Road initiative with our enhanced position in the region.”