A train consisting of 41 forty-foot containers loaded with 40 million medical masks, gloves, gowns, gel dispensers and other protective equipment for hospital staff is now en route. The train is expected to arrive in Paris on June 24 after a 20 days long journey.
The link follows the «southern» transit route through Kazakhstan, which is operated by UTLC. Forwarding on Chinese territory will be provided by Chinese companies Cosco and CRCT. RZD Logistics will be in charge of operations in the 1,520 gauge area and SNCF Forwardis will transport the goods across Europe. Negotiations between the partners in China and Europe were coordinated by Far East Land Bridge (FELB). (ben)