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Samskip completes the China connection

[ August 17, 2020   //   ]

Samskip and Nunner Logistics are launching direct rail services between Amsterdam and Duisburg that will provide the missing link between China and the UK.
The new trains will connect Samskip’s rail terminal in Duisburg with TMA Terminal Amsterdam, initially with two weekly departures in each direction, but increasing to three round trips per week from September. The service offers connections with Samskip’s three-times weekly Hull and Tilbury vessels as well as to the Norwegian West coast. High frequency rail shuttles will also extend beyond Duisburg, to Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Italy and Turkey. Nunner Logistics also operates weekly trains from Xi’an and Changsha in China to Duisburg
Director special products at Nunner Logistics, Erik Groot Wassink, comments: “Nunner Logistics transports a lot of containers from China destined for the UK on the new silk road, with most trains arriving in Duisburg without a suitable intermodal link onwards to the Dutch ports connecting to the UK. This new service bridges the gap, ensuring a sound intermodal connection for cargoes destined for the UK. It is also a wonderful intermodal addition for our services between the Netherlands, the UK and CIS countries.”