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All aboard the Ceva Express to France

[ January 13, 2021   //   ]

Ceva Logistics has launched an express train service from Jinhua (China) to Dourges, near Lille in northern France.

The first train, loaded with 22 full containers of departed from Jinhua on 26 November and arrived in Dourges 18 days later on 14 December.

The service connects countries such as Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, and will also serve Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy.

Compared to trucks, the block train option reduces CO2 emissions by up to 67%.

Ceva Logistics’ Global Ground and Rail Product Leader Xavier Bour, said: “With global supply chains experiencing unprecedented demand for transport and logistics services, Ceva Logistics is committed to providing its existing and potential customers with  convenient and sustainable solutions. Our rail and multi modal solutions, together with our parent company the CMA CGM Group, between China and Europe are part of that strategy.

“France is an important logistics hub on the European market and with this new service, Ceva Logistics has tapped into the rail market for Eastern and Western Europe. Our next extension of our rail footprint will be the development of the southern Europe market.”