KTZ Express Hong Kong, a provider of international rail freight services connecting Central Asia to global markets, has announced that it is planning to launch new block train services from four cities in China to Europe via Kazakhstan.
Scheduled for launch during the next 12 months, KTZ Express Hong Kong is currently in discussion with municipal government officials and freight forwarders in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Xi’an.
The company stated that the new Silk Road initiative launched by the Governments of China and Kazakhstan, is now gaining momentum with shippers and freight forwarders attracted by the 16 day transit time to major cities in Europe. There is also growing demand from Europe for dedicated block train services to Asia for products as diverse as fruit to automotive parts.
KTZ Express is currently taking delivery of 200 45 foot reefer rail freight containers to meet demand from shippers for products such as pharmaceuticals, farm produce and computer hardware, which require temperature control.
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