Maersk Launches China-Georgia Rail Transport Service

- Oct 13, 2020-

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Tbilisi, Georgia-Maersk's intercontinental railway product portfolio is continuously expanding and recently launched a block train solution connecting China and Georgia. This is the first such product specifically developed for Georgian imports. On October 4, 2020, China’s first train from Xi’an (Shaanxi Province) arrived in Tbilisi and opened a new railway connection. This is a tribute to Maersk’s current coverage of the Caucasus Republic (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) , Based on seaborne products.


  "We are very happy to be able to manage the first block train transportation based entirely on intercontinental railways. We have specially arranged this special service for Georgian customers, and we plan to develop a block train solution for the entire Caucasus region.


   The further expansion of this product will not only provide another link between Asia and Europe, but also strengthen Georgia’s role in the development of the New Silk Road. Xi'an has always been the starting point of the Silk Road. For thousands of years, the Silk Road has been a land passage connecting East and West.


   Irakli Danelia added: "We look forward to seeing the first batch of block trains under Maersk Intercontinental Railway (ICR) products to help Georgia and this corridor become a bridge between Europe and Asia."


“Block train is a very important part of Maersk’s intercontinental rail service portfolio. In the past few years, we have made tremendous progress and our services have expanded to 18 corridors in 9 countries. We see that this There is a growing demand for low-cost, environmentally-friendly transportation methods, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. With this transportation method, we help customers optimize their supply chains through flexible logistics solutions.” Nora, Maersk Greater China Logistics Product Director Lin shared.


   On September 10, 2020, the first Zhongge block train departed from Xi’an and arrived in Tbilisi on October 4, carrying a total of 41 containers.


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