Nurminen Logistics confirmed that its Chinese train from Hefei to Helsinki completed its journey in eleven days, adding that while air and maritime operators were struggling with significant challenges, rail freight operators were able to run their operations almost as usual.
Furthermore, according to the company, ease of movement in China is increasing and limitations for travelling are being reduced, enabling unravelling of transport and booking congestions within the country. Nurminen Logistics confirmed that there was enough container availability at hand in Finland for rail freight transport.
“The novel coronavirus has created many challenges in various transport forms and schedules. We have followed upon our train which started traveling on February 29. The travel time from Hefei, China to Helsinki, Finland was just eleven days,” summarised Marjut Linnajärvi, who is responsible for Nurminen Logistics’ China train. He added that the next departures from Finland to China would take place on March 20 and on April 3, and there were still places available for booking.
Nurminen deems that its block train service is a solution for companies seeking to circumvent bottlenecks that have been formed with maritime and air freight.
Source: Nurminen Logistics
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