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18 October 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:14 GMT+2

November 27, 2017

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First train block of the GEFCO from China to France

Travel of 11.000 kilometers covered in less than three weeks

The first train has arrived in France from China block realized from logistic group GEFCO on the new Via of the Silk. The convoy, that it has covered 11,000 kilometers, has transported for customer PSA container from 40 feet from Wuhan, in China, towards Dourges, in the north of France, less than three weeks.

The train has left from Wuhan on 3 November and has crossed the Kazakistan, Russia and Belarus. The United Transport and Logistics Company (UTLC), a consortium of railway societies, has supplied the services long the railway draft with the gauge of 1.520 millimeters between Dostyk (Kazakistan) and Brest (Belarus). The train block has continued its travel crossing Poland and Germany before to reach the terminal of Dourges on 22 November. After the clearance the shipment is sent to the plant of the Française de Mécanique, a branch of PSA with center to Douvrin directly, in the North of France.

GEFCO has taken care of the management and the coordination of the project, with the partner railway of the various countries, jointly to the teams of GEFCO Forwarding with center to Shanghai, Moscow and Paris.

GEFCO realizes transports on track from Asia to Europe gives beyond four years and manages a transported average salary of 300 teu for railway way in the two directions.

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