Press Release

Nippon Express (China) launches new intermodal transport service from China to Europe via the Caspian Sea

Nippon Express (China) Co., Ltd. (Tatsuo Sugiyama, Chairman; hereafter, "NX China"), a Group company of Nippon Express Holdings, Inc. (Mitsuru Saito, President), on Friday, April 1 launched a new intermodal service for transport from various locations in China to Europe via the Caspian Sea.

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(Service route map from China to Europe via the Caspian Sea)

[Service features]

[Background to service development]

Logistics in China have been heavily impacted by the spread of COVID-19 infections as prolonged lockdowns in Shanghai have resulted in airport and port congestion, and trucking in the East China area connecting to Shanghai's suburbs continues to face difficulties.

To maintain customers' supply chains, NX China has been offering, in addition to its existing rail transport service on the China Railway Express, an intermodal transport service that combines rail transport in China with maritime tranport along two routes it has developed - (1) a northern route using Qingdao and Lianyungang Port and (2) a southern route using Ningbo and Wenzhou Port - to avoid the congestion at Shanghai Port and Pudong Airport.

Nippon Express has also developed a Caspian Sea route for transport from China to various parts of Europe via Kazakhstan to supplement the aforementioned intermodal transport service. This new service can be used as a BCP transport mode for Europe-bound cargo that does not pass through Russia.

The NX Group will continue meeting the diversifying logistics needs of its customers and "creating new ideas and value that expand the field of logistics" as stipulated in its Corporate Philosophy.