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Maersk to Offer Weekly Rail Service from China to Turkey

Maersk has launched its first rail service from Xi’an, China to Izmit, Turkey. This new route, which is part of Maersk Intercontinental Rail service network, will in addition to shorter transit time provide customers with wide network options connecting main locations in China and Turkey with diverse range of pre- and on carriage services.

“After having successfully launched our Intercontinental Rail (ICR) service from China to Europe three years ago we have seen increase in demand by our customers for this particular service from different locations across both Asia and Europe. 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”, says Kasper Krog, Head of Intercontinental Rail at A.P. Moller – Maersk.

This unique rail service is ideal for customers within the automotive and technology industrial verticals in Turkey and other segments which are in high need of fast delivery to market. Due to a well-connected rail system across the country ICR is providing its customers with connections to Black Sea, Eastern Europe and Southern European countries via the port of Korfez in Izmit, by using feeder network of Sealand a Maersk Company.

Depending on their supply chain needs the customers are given further flexibility choosing different Maersk transportation solutions by rail and ocean, as part of the integrated offerings across ocean, logistics and services allowing them to react quickly to changing market demands.

Danny Gillhttps://www.logistics-manager.com
Danny is currently a Digital Marketing and Content Creation Manager for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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