New pilot test for container train from China to Latvia

LDz Logistika, a subsidiary of Latvian railway company, is planning the next trip of a pilot container train from China to Riga in late February, LDz Logistika CEO Verners Lusis said. This time, the pilot train will be unloaded at the port of Riga, and from there the containers will be shipped by ferry to Hamburg.
Last year an agreement was reached with China about the next delivery of container cargos to Riga, but due to holidays in China and Europe the pilot train’s departure was postponed to fully exclude possible delays along the way.
“It is planned that the train will leave from the Chinese province of Hunan at the end of February and that in two weeks’ time the containers will be delivered to Hamburg through Riga. Also, container platforms are being delivered to Riga from the Chinese city of Yiwu,” said Verners Lusis.
The first pilot train from China, organized by LDz Logistika and China Railway in partnership with TransContainer, was tested in October-November 2016.

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