The 84 TEU of cargo on the MSC blocktrain from Jinhua to Zhoushan, which marked its first journey on 27 January, will unlock benefits from the national logistics hub of Jinhua, connecting to the inland cities with the southeast coast of Zhejiang province via Ningbo in Eastern China.
This is the first rail-sea solution offered by a global shipping line between the two locations.
Shippers in Jinhua can utilize MSC to move cargo via the rail service to Ningbo, taking around 11 hours in total. The company believes the service will offer greater efficiencies and reliability leading to long-term savings for users.
The transport mode will also benefit the environment in reducing HGV haulage on highways in the region, which trucks goods from Jinhua to Ningbo via Yiwu.
The railway directly links to the terminal at Ningbo-Zhoushan port, which then ships onto worldwide destinations.