Rail logistics, the future ‘green’ channel
In July 2019, the Russian minister of transport announced that the ban on certain goods passing through Russia was being lifted. For years, these sanctions deeply affected the rail freight traffic between Europe and Asia as commodities such as raw material and foodstuff were not allowed to pass through Russia. With the ban lifted, great new opportunities presented themselves.
KLG-ITM actively pursues the intercontinental rail initiative as a third logistics modality. In cooperation with our rail partner, New Silk Way logistics, we take a pioneering position in the exploration of this new endeavor. NSWL was created as a joint venture between two large European logistic companies and has been our rail partner for the past decade. Whatever the cargo, our KLG-NSWL partnership ensures high-quality and reliable logistics via the rail option.
Without the Russian embargo, our rail project is developing rapidly. With a transit time of 20 days and the ability to transport a wide array of cargo, it has become a lucrative transport modality for many different kinds of business. Using our extensive KLG network, we can provide door-to-door delivery via rail from anywhere in China to Europe and vice versa. Managed and arranged from the KLG-ITM office in China, the rail option has exceeded our every expectation, as Chinese and European cities become ever more connected.
Ordinary logistics channels have an overall heavy burden on the environment as the ocean modality contributes to the pollution of the seas while air channel emits large quantities of CO2 emissions. The rail option reduces both the carbon footprint and prevents environmental pollution. KLG-ITM joins the green movement within the logistics sector and strives for Green modes of transportation. The intercontinental rail option is a crucial part of the KLG-ITM arsenal in the green transition.