Genoa - An MSC blocktrain comprising 84 TEU of cargo made its way from Jinhua to the Ningbo-Zhoushan port on 27 January. This marks the first special blocktrain from Jinhua to Ningbo by MSC.
"Since 2016, MSC has been providing rail-sea service for customers exporting goods from Jinhua via Ningbo, but this is the first time that MSC has offered a dedicated blocktrain service between the two locations. Jinhua is a national logistics hub and an important gateway to the inland cities from the southeast coast of Zhejiang province, located in eastern China" said MSC in a note.
"Demand for the rail service tends to increase prior to the Chinese New Year as there is higher demand to ship cargo out before the holidays. There also tends to be shortage of truckers and increase in trucking fees during the New Year period".