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Nippon Express eyeing rail cargo service to Europe via China

China's new Silk Road to offer Japanese manufacturers a third shipping option

Cargo trains like this one now connect China and Europe regularly as part of the Asian country's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative.

TOKYO -- Nippon Express seeks to capitalize on China's Belt and Road Initiative to offer speedy, low-cost transport of autoparts and other cargo between Japan and Europe via trans-Eurasia trains.

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