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Nippon Express to launch China-Europe freight train service

Beijing's Belt and Road push boosts logistics demand

Freight trains wait at a station in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Logistics demand is on the rise as China pushes its Belt and Road initiative.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- Nippon Express will offer regular freight train shipping between China and Europe, as Beijing's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative accelerates the transfer of goods between the two markets.

The Japanese logistics company expects to launch the service after the Lunar New Year in February, starting with one or two round trips a month. It plans to work up to weekly round trips if the operation goes smoothly.

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