Netherlands connects with new Silk Road
A new direct rail connection has been launched between Amsterdam container terminal (ACT/Netherlands) and Yiwu (China) as part of the new Silk Road.
On 7 march 2018, the first train set off from ACT's intermodal railhead on its 11,000 km, 16 day journey to Yiwu in the Zhejiang province. The train is carrying a range of Dutch-made machinery, mineral fuels, pharmaceuticals, technical equipment and chemicals.
Terminal and logistics services for the new rail connection are provided by TMA Logistics, a joint venture between Hutchison Ports and TMA Holdings. The Silk Road service is operated by Nunner Logistics, an agent of the Austria-based Rail Cargo Group. (ben)