Nurminen signs China rail deal

Finland’s Nurminen Logistics Nurminen Logistics has signed a partnership with Chinese forwarder Shanghai Way-easy Supply Chain to strengthen rail freight and logistics services in Europe and China. It will develop services on the new Southern Trans-Caspian route which offers an alternative to the now barred Transiberian route through Russia. Shanghai Way-easy is a Shanghai-based forwarding company with offices around China focusing on the China/Europe rail service.   [+]

Nurminen avoids Russia with new rail route

Finnish-based Nurminen Logistics has operated the first full-length container train on the new southern Trans-Caspian route from Chongqing, China. via Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Romania to Central Europe, avoiding Russia. Nurminen Logistics says it created the route in two months from scratch together with the Kazakh railways. The Trans-Caspian route combines ... [+]

Finnish forwarder closes Russia office

Finnish forwarder Nurminen Logistics said on 17 March that it would close its office in Russia for the time being, “due to extensive changes in the operating environment”. Export and import transport operations in Russia have ceased although container train traffic from China will continue to be operated by Nurminen ... [+]

No stopping the Hefei Express

Nurminen Logistics said on 12 March that its Chinese train made the journey from Hefei to Helsinki in a record 11 days. While air and maritime modes struggle with significant challenges, the rail freight operators have been able to run their operations almost as usual. Container availability for rail freight ... [+]

Nurminen offers Russia solution

Finnish-based Russian transport specialist Nurminen Logistics said that goods may be declared using the TIR declaration procedure only if payment of customs fees and taxes was guaranteed by obtaining separate insurance, if the Russians carry out their threat. Nurminen pledged to find its customs “the best solution”, pointing out that, ... [+]

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