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HONG KONG: November 20, 2018. The Lanzhou Pacific Logistics Corporation, part of the Kerry Logistics Network, has begun a rail and road multimodal service from Lanzhou, China to Islamabad, Pakistan.

New Kerry rail link to PakistanIt is Kerry Logistics’ second international route between Lanzhou and South Asia following the launch of rail service from Lanzhou to Kathmandu, Nepal.

The new service from Lanzhou to Islamabad took 13 days and travelled 3,300 kilometre to the Kashgar Comprehensive Bonded Zone in Xinjiang where the consignments of mechanical equipment, auto parts, commodities, and snow melting agent were transferred to trucks for the remaining 1,200 kms journey to Islamabad which included altitudes of 5,000 metres.

Kerry says the new link between Lanzhou and Islamabad is set to become a regular service next year following the introduction of a cross-border rail and trucking services from China through Kazakhstan to Caucasus and Turkey in June 2018.

Edwardo Erni, Kerry managing director – China and North Asia commented: “As we continue to expand our capabilities and implement our development blueprint of capturing the opportunities along the Belt and Road trade route, we are thrilled to launch this new service that offers a significant time-saving option to our customers.

“Following the establishment of a new subsidiary in Pakistan in July 2018 this new service will help to better equip us to capitalise on the increasing trade activities between China and Pakistan facilitated by the CPEC [China-Pakistan Economic Corridor],“ he added.

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