Maersk has launched a new China-Turkey rail service linking for the first time the Xi’an city and Izmir, as part of its intercontinental rail (ICR) service network. This rail express service is set for weekly departures.
The new service will short the transit time with wide network options connecting main locations in China and Turkey with diverse range of pre- and on carriage services.
The China-Turkey rail service is ideal for customers within the automotive and technology industrial verticals in Turkey and other segments which are in high demand of fast delivery to market.
Due to a well-connected rail system across the country Maersk intercontinental rail service is providing its customers with connections to Black Sea, Eastern Europe and Southern European countries via the port of Korfez in Izmit. The services are using feeder network of Sealand, a Maersk Company.
“Due to its strategic geographical location, wide industry sector as well as all ambitious initiatives taken by the government to improve the rail infrastructure across the country we decided to launch ICR in Turkey not only for those companies located within the country but also as a link between Asia and Europe”, said Kasper Krog, the Head of Intercontinental Rail at A.P. Moller – Maersk.
Depending on their supply chain needs the customers are given further flexibility choosing different Maersk rail and ocean transport solutions, as part of the integrated offerings across ocean, logistics and services. These services allow customers to quickly react to changing market demands. Customers will also benefit by taking advantage of using Maersk own equipment fleet, visibility and operational expertise throughout the journey.
Three years ago, Maersk has successfully launched its intercontinental rail service (ICR) offering transport connections between China and Europe. This solution has recorded high demand for its particular service from different locations across both Asia and Europe.