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Nippon Express' China-Europe strategy getting on track

Japanese company expanding rail transport services between the two regions

A growing number of freight trains directly link China and Europe on the back of China's Belt and Road economic zone initiative.

TOKYO -- Riding on the back of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative, major Japanese international freight forwarder Nippon Express is expanding its cross-border rail transport services between China and Europe.

Driven by the initiative, which calls for the creation of a massive economic zone linking China to Europe by land and sea, the volume of trade between the two regions is expected to grow significantly.

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