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Nippon Express launches China rail link

[ May 6, 2022   //   ]

Nippon Express has launched a multimodal service from China to neighbouring countries taking advantage of the new China-Laos railway that opened on 3 December.  Transport is by train between Kunming, China and Vientiane, Laos and then by truck from Vientiane to Thailand and other countries across the international border with Thailand’s Nong Khai Province. Transit time is five days, half a day shorter than by road, and the service is estimated to reduce CO2 emissions by using rail transport and shortens lead time by 0.5 days compared to conventional transport by cross-border trucks only.