Militzer & Münch launch Silk Road Block Train Service

Militzer & Münch have commenced a block train service between Eastern China and Uzbekistan as part of its growth strategy for its Chinese division. The service is over 4,000 miles in distance, connecting Xuzhou, China with Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Two trains have already departed China. Both had 20 ft containers carrying steel coils. The cargo consisted of 92 containers with a total cargo weight of 2,500 tonnes per block train. The third block train is scheduled to depart in mid to late February 2017. Militzer & Münch handled these transports in close cooperation with its sister company InterRail. Each shipment is due to take between 10 and 12 days.

The transport was the first comprehensive project under the newly appointed management team of Militzer & Münch China. Lothar Thoma, CEO of Militzer & Münch International Holding AG said “The expansion of the management team in China is an important step towards developing rail and multi-modal transports, while it also strengthens the cooperation between our organizations along the New Silk Road. We want to assure our position along this trade lane and to further advance the growth of Militzer & Münch in this up-and-coming region “

Glenn Bai, Head of Activities in China said “It is our target to expand the presence of Militzer & Münch in China and Central Asia. For 2017, we are planning to strengthen our project segment as well as to develop traffics to such countries as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan.”

Source: Militzer & Münch