A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has launched its new China-Europe rail service after the first block train left the Chinese Xi’an station on its way to the intermodal terminal at Małaszewicze, on the border of Poland and Belarus.
The service is carrying production components for Amica, the largest Polish manufacturer of household appliances.
The carrier said its service for Amica cuts the usual transit time from China to Poland from 43 days to 10.
Dawid Kujaczyński, Purchasing & Operations Manager at Amica, said, “Attracted by faster transit, we reached out to Maersk with our project, knowing they understand our needs and would have ways to assist us timely and efficiently.
“With the block train, we get a solution that is fast, efficient, with a fixed timetable, transparent and with a (comparatively) lower impact on the environment.”
The 45-container-long block train arrived to Małaszewicze, Poland on 8th March 2021, 10 days after its departure from Hefei, China. The train carried a total of 45 high cube containers.
Justyna Barycza, Customer Experience Manager and Poland Country Representative at Maersk, commented, “Rail increases supply chain flexibility for our customers, offering a reliable and scalable mode of transportation.
“This first block train for Amica shows that it does not only achieves reliable lead times, but also provides customers with improved cargo visibility through GPS tracking.”