Asia-Europe intermodal service now run weekly
In July 2019, the first cargo left the Russian Far East on A.P. Moller - Maersk’s AE19 service, an intermodal product between Asia and Europe. Now, just over a year later, the combined ocean-rail product becomes a permanent weekly service.
The service is based on a short-sea connection between Asian ports of origin in Korea, Japan or China and the port of Nakhodka in the Russian Far East, followed by an intercontinental rail connection across Russia from Nakhodka to St. Petersburg, which takes 11 days.
The last leg of the product is another short-sea connection between St. Petersburg and ports in Finland (Helsinki and Rauma), continental Europe, such as Gdansk (Poland), Bremerhaven (Germany), or Scandinavia, operated by Sealand Europe. (ben)