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Nippon Express climbs aboard China's Belt and Road Initiative

New service to carry goods from port along East China Sea to Europe

A cargo ship is seen docked at a port in Lianyungang on January 13, 2016. The city in China's Jiangsu Province is to be the starting point of a new rail service that will carry goods to Europe.

TOKYO -- Nippon Express and Kazakhstan's state railway company have teamed up to start carrying cargo from China's east coast, through Central Asia and on to Europe.

The Eurasian rail route is likely to benefit from China's Belt and Road Initiative, a reimagination of Silk Road trade routes.

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