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17 January 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 21:59 GMT+1

July 4, 2019

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The produced Volvo cars in China will arrive in Italy via railroad

The service will be realized by the Lineas Belgian through the connection Ghent - Sacconago (Milan)

The automotive house Volvo will make to reach in Italy the cars produced from own plant of Daqing, in China, for railway way, with transports that will be cured by the railway operator Belgian Lineas (former B Cargo and former B Logistics). In the within of the collaboration between this last and Swedish automotive house, today a train with 190 Volvo motors vehicle has arrived in the Belgian port of Ghent, from where soon it will leave again with on board 180 vehicles directed to the Chinese harbour city of Xi'an. The service between Belgium and China previews two departures to the week in both the directions. Moreover at the beginning of this year Lineas and Volvo they have activated a new railway connection between Sacconago, in Italy, and Ghent, connection that therefore will be extended to China.

From last February, in fact, Lineas work a biweekly service towards Italy for the transport of new cars of factory collections through own coming platform of distribution of Ghent and from China, the same Volvo factory Car Ghent in the port of Ghent, from Sweden and the United States. The cars are loaded to the Mercator Multimodal Terminal with the DFDS in the port with Ghent, while in Italy they are unloaded to the terminal of Sacconago, near Milan, that recently it is reactivated by group FNM, from where the cars are distributed to the concessionaires. On the railway draft Ghent-Italy 400 cars are transported every week, service that until last year was realized via road.

"After many years of tightened cooperation relatively to the transports towards Sweden - the managing director of Lineas has explained, Geert Pauwels - now Volvo is opting also for a fast, economic and efficient rail shipment for Italy and China. Volvo - it has emphasized - demonstrates as the rail shipment is not only sustainable, but constitutes also the best option in order to optimize own supply chain".

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