This time, the anti-epidemic materials are specially designed to deliver the new coronavirus antigen self-test kits, a total of 47,000 pieces. The train will arrive in Duisburg, Germany in early May, and then will be sent to the final destination of the United Kingdom through a transshipment service.
Maersk said that the current overseas epidemic situation is still very serious, causing the high demand for virus antigen self-test kits. To this end, its customers purchased nearly 500 40-feet-high cube from Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturers. According to the plan, Maersk will ship the goods to Europe via cross-border trains in the next two months.
Tang Yali, Deputy Director of Cross-border Railway Products for Maersk Greater China, said: “We see that the demand for medical supplies is still high. In order to solve the current logistics industry in the Asia-Pacific region, the shortage of containers and the challenges brought by port congestion, we work with domestic railways. The partners work together to provide customers with stable and fast service."
Hristo Petkov, Head of Global Pharmaceutical Products at Maersk, said: "The supply chain of the pharmaceutical industry is highly complex. We fully understand the importance of stable and reliable logistics services for customers and patients. Cross-border train products are extremely resilient and stable. It can bring higher value to the customer’s supply chain and become a powerful transportation solution in addition to traditional sea and air products."
It is reported that since the outbreak of the epidemic, Maersk's cross-border trains have frequently traveled to and from Eurasia, transporting epidemic prevention materials, raw materials and various emergency goods. They have played a vital role in international trade and cargo transportation.
At present, the footprint of Maersk's cross-border train products has spread all over Europe. Among them, customized trains have expanded to more than 40 routes in 13 countries and regions.
In 2020, Maersk has operated 210 customized trains in both directions in Eurasia, of which 60 are special trains for epidemic prevention materials. The cost-effective, efficient and environmentally friendly transportation mode of cross-border trains is also favored by more and more customers.
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