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Nippon Yusen to deliver cars to Europe by train to cut emissions

Japanese shipper to switch to overland routes via China and Central Asia

TOKYO -- Japanese marine shipper Nippon Yusen will send some of its exports by rail rather than sea freight to cut carbon emissions, Nikkei has learned.

The company will start transporting Japanese cars to Europe using trains that cross mainland China this year. Having formed a partnership with a Chinese railway operator, it plans to ship automobiles from Japan to the Chinese city of Dalian, from where shipments will travel through Altynkol in Kazakhstan, over a total distance of 5,000 km.

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