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Chinese fresh produce trainload heads for Moscow

Chengdu, Sichuan, China: DB Schenker is operating the first trainload of 11 refrigerator containers carrying fresh produce, departing from Chengdu Qingbaijiang International Railway Port to Moscow.

The produce is for Rollink, a China-based business-to-business food trading company. The10,000km journey will take 16 days travelling to Erenhot port in Inner Mongolia en-route to Moscow Vorsino Railway Station. Schenker will handle local distribution in Moscow of the 60 tonnes of fresh vegetables.

Schenker’s began working with Rollink in 2017, managing air freight of fresh fruit from China to Russia. The business then extended to Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.

Schenker pioneered China-Europe rail freight with a service to and from Europe in place for some years, ”We are seeing strong growth in the next decade along with China’s one belt one road strategy, and I believe the entire development now through the new silk-road corridors will bring us good opportunities in developing multi-model solutions,” Caraka Keung, director, West China Region, says.

“This is an important milestone for us to achieve our leading market positions in the logistics of perishable goods in China.”