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The New Silk Road

The GEFCO Group sent the first route container train along the New Silk Road: from China to Fqw eqw in less than 3 weeks.

The New Silk Road

The GEFCO Group, a global logistics operator and European leader in automotive logistics, organized the first container train journey from China to France.

The train delivered 40-foot containers for the PSA Group from Wuhan (China) to Durge (northern France), having traveled a length of 11,000 km.
Unique delivery along the Silk Road.
On November 3, 2017, the container train left Wuhan (China) and crossed Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus. The United Transport and Logistics Company (OTLK), representing the association of several railway companies, was responsible for transporting goods on the railway space with a gauge of 1520 mm from Dostyk (Kazakhstan) to Brest (Belarus).
The train continued its journey through Poland, Germany and arrived at the terminal in Durza (France) on November 22, 2017. After passing the customs clearance, the cargo was delivered directly to the daughter factory PSA "Française de Mécanique" in Dourven in the north of France.
Passing through seven countries along the trade corridor "Silk Road", with an average speed of 600 km per day, the train arrived at the destination in less than 3 weeks.
In cooperation with partners from different countries and GEFCO Forwarding specialists in Shanghai, Moscow and Paris, GEFCO provided coordination and project management.
The dispatch of the first fully loaded container train is part of the China One-Way One Way initiative aimed at taking advantage of the New Silk Road that connects China to Europe.
The route through France to this route is an important step in strengthening the country's position on the New Silk Road and creating closer relations between suppliers and consignees. Until then, most of the routes of the New Silk Road had final destinations in Germany and Poland.
GEFCO focuses on the New Silk Road.
While China is actively investing in the development and promotion of rail links between Asia and Europe, GEFCO continues to develop rail services to meet the growing needs of customers in flexible solutions in the region.
Railway transportation is complemented by air and sea transportation, because have competitive advantages from both an economic and environmental point of view for the urgent delivery of such goods from China, as auto components, electronic devices. This also applies to reverse flows, the delivery of consumer goods, refrigerated transport and the organization of supplies of spare parts for the Chinese market of after-sales service. Railway transport is twice as fast as the sea, and is much more economical and environmentally friendly than air transport.
The average monthly volume of cargo that GEFCO carries by rail is 300 TEU in both directions.
"GEFCO has more than 65 years of experience in logistics, the company has been carrying out rail transportation between Asia and Europe for more than 4 years. The group supports the growing trade between the two continents as well as rail container transportation, constantly developing new cost-effective, flexible, reliable and secure solutions that meet the needs of customers and support the development of their business, "says Anthony Gunn, Executive Vice President, GEFCO Freight Forwarding.
In China, GEFCO has been present since 1995, has 10 offices and cooperates with a number of partners, covering almost the entire region. The company staff in this country - more than 2 thousand employees. The group is also present in Vietnam, Thailand and South Korea.
GEFCO constantly finds new competitive solutions that meet the needs of customers and support the development of their business between Asia and Europe. The company offers various types of services: FTL-transportation (full-load delivery), LTL-transportation (partial load delivery), transportation of finished cars, individually developed solutions for such industries as automotive, retail, healthcare, etc. In these GEFCO experienced operational teams from Germany, China, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland and France are involved in the projects.

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