Finnish transport company Nurminen
Logistics announced on Wednesday that it will start to transport
temperature-controlled foods by freight train from northern Europe to
Nurminen Logistics claimed in
a press release issued on Wednesday that it is the first in Europe to
do such a business, adding that its temperature-controlled railway
transportations and the unique refrigerated containers will provide new
possibilities for food exports and imports of Finland and other
"Earlier, it hasn't been
possible to transport temperature-controlled products by railway. But
now, our new reefer containers that are suitable for the train will
change the situation," claimed Olli Pohjanvirta, interim CEO of Nurminen
Logistics, in the press release.
and fast temperature-controlled railway transportations to China will
take only 11 to 14 days, according to Pohjanvirta.
addition to foods, other products requiring temperature-controlled
conditions can also be transported in refrigerated containers by train.
first temperature-controlled food transportation from Finland to China
by freight train will start off at the end of this week, said the
company. Nurminen Logistics's freight train travels from Finnish capital
Helsinki to Hefei, the capital of eastern China's Anhui province, and
from Norwegian town Narvik, via Helsinki, to Hefei every week.
Logistics has already operated more than 100 container trains between
Helsinki and Hefei, since the company launched the service in November
In the spring, when
international transport was facing challenges and air cargo did not run
normally due to the COVID-19 pandemic, railway freight volume between
China and Finland operated by Nurminen Logistics hit record high by the
end of March this year. Enditem