Petrolesport (PLP), part of the Global Ports Group, has participated in the pilot project of the new China-Europe intermodal transit route, reloading passenger cars from the railway from China to the vessel bound for Europe – December 20, 2021 The service is organised by NYK Auto Logistics Rus, a leading supplier of finished vehicle logistics in Russia, Russian Railways (RZD) and the Chinese rolling stock
operator Sino-Worlink Special Cargo Railway Logistics Co (SSCR). The first batch of 30 cars from Chinese brand SAIC MG arrived at PLP from China in car transporter wagons by rail via Kazakhstan. The trucks were then reloaded at PLP onto the Auto Eco vessel of UECC line bound for the Belgian port Zeebrugge. Albert Likholet, CEO of Global Ports, said: “We have seen a significant increase in intermodal transit traffic from Asia to Europe via Russia – in just a year, the volume of transit cargo through the terminals of Global Ports has grown four times. I would like to thank NYK Auto Logistics Rus, Russian Railways and SSCR for their trust. I hope that the new service will prove to be successful. The development of the route will give an opportunity to attract an additional cargo base for the partner ferry lines and accelerate the delivery of cars to final recipients in Europe.” According to Global Ports’ results for the 11 months of 2021, the volume of cars handled at PLP increased by 36% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 99 thousand units. Since the opening of the car terminal in 2008, PLP has handled 1.2 million passenger cars. Global Ports, together with NYK Auto Logistics Rus, has been handling new vehicles from leading international brands at PLP for 13 years. The throughput capacity of the car terminal allows for the handling of up to 190,000 vehicles per year. In 2021, Global Ports also launched a second car handling facility at the terminal of Moby Dik in Kronstadt. Source: Global Ports
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