MSC launches its sea-rail New Silk Road service
The company has started offering an intermodal solution that routes cargo from a number of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese ports to the Russian ones in Vladivostok and Vostochniy and then dispatches it by rail to St. Petersburg.
The service covers the Far East seaports of Yokohama, Busan, Ningbo, Shanghai, and Qingdao.
Transit time to St. Petersburg ranges from 32 days for goods coming from Qingdao to 19 from Busan. The rail leg takes 13 days.
From St. Petersburg, MSC offers feeder connections to North Sea ports of Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Rotterdam, and Le Havre.