Maersk launches new weekly ocean-rail service

Maersk launches new weekly ocean-rail service

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has announced a new transport solution that connects important manufacturing countries in the US, Far East and especially Mediterranean and Europe with Central Asian markets.

The company’s new offering, an end-to-end multi-modal ship and rail transport solution, intends to improve cargo transportation efficiency, notably for consumer, lifestyle, and tech items to Central Asia’s burgeoning consumer markets.

While this new tailored solution is primarily aimed at Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, according to Maersk this will serve as the foundation for future logistical offers in neighbouring countries such as Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

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The Georgian Port Poti serves as the primary linking point to Maersk’s global maritime network. Cargo is delivered by rail from this port to Baku, Azerbaijan.

Subsequently, the journey continues from Baku across the Caspian Sea to Aktau. Finally, the cargo is delivered from there to its ultimate destinations in Central Asia such as Almaty, Astana, Tashkent via an efficient train network.

Maersk has created last-mile links in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan through a specialised transportation pool to provide seamless and dependable logistics.

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Sedef Ayhan, Managing Director East Mediterranean Area of Maersk, said: “Besides our existing rail connection through China, there has been a rising demand among our customers in the Western hemisphere for a logistics solution in this corridor which is seamlessly connected to a global network at the European end.

“We are happy to serve this demand with our new dedicated offering now and help our customers to reliably import and export their products to and from the Central Asian markets.”

This month, Maersk and Fabric collaborated to provide innovative fulfilment solutions for e-commerce.

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