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09 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:37 GMT+2

January 28, 2019

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Left from China the first train of the eurasiatic service that will connect Chengdu with Melzo

Previewed transit a Time of 18 days with two it reship had to the difference of the Chinese, Russian and European gauges

Saturday from Chengdu, in China, has left the first train that will connect the Asian colossus with hub intermodal RHM of Melzo of the group Contship Italy. The convoy is operated by FELB (To make East Land Bridge), society controlled from the Russian Russian Railways Logistics (RZD Logistics), and will carry out the way of beyond ten thousand China-Italy kilometers in a previewed time of 18 days transporting a 40 cargo of container. The train will cross various States, between which Kazakistan, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Austria in order then to arrive in Italy. Given to the difference between the gauge of the European, Chinese railroads and those Russians, two will be carried out reship technical previewed in the frontiers of Alashankou/Dostyk and Brest/Malaszewicze.

Draft of the first railway service that has the ambition to before connect regularly (biweekly and then weekly) China with Italy. The arrival of the first train is previewed next 12 February and from Melzo about 40% of the cargo westbound it will come successively thrown again towards other destinations using the railway Network of Hannibal, the operator of multimodale transport of the Contship group. The first departure of the train in direction eastbound Melzo-Chengdu, with on board always 40 container, is programmed in the second week of February.

For the next departures, the service will be used in order to not only transport French and Swiss Italian volumes but also: Hannibal will on hand put in fact of FELB and own customers the railway connections Melzo-Frenkendorf and Melzo-Lyon.

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