AP Moller Maersk’s First Block Train from Southern Europe to Asia
The new Maersk’s intermodal service has moved its first 37 x 40 containers in 32 days. The cargo was sent by truck from Cartagena in Spain to Madrid during May. From there left via block train to Duisburg, Germany, and from there all the way to Hefei, China, using Małaszewicze, Poland as the EU exit point. Final destination is Nansha, capital of Guangdong Province, where the block train will arrive by the end of June.
Transporting chemical cargo needs extra dedication as it requires high levels of complexity. Intercontinental rail is a good choice and can add value and alternative solution to chemicals supply chain, securing greater resilience. For this first of its kind eastbound block train from Southern West Europe to Asia, Maersk has partnered with RTSB, the leading railway operator along the Eurasian corridor.