Nurminen Logistics will send first in Europe a block train to India via the International North-South Transport Corridor

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Nurminen Logistics is history’s first logistics operator who will transport block train from Europe to India via the Western wing of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC). 

INSTC is the 7,200 km long, multi-modal network of ship, rail, and road routes for moving freight between India, Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Europe, and Central Asia. The train route is two times faster than the traditional maritime route via Suez Canal. 

The block train, booked for Nurminen Logistics Swedish customer, will depart from Helsinki in the middle of June. The transit time from Helsinki to Nhava Sheva is approximately 25 days. Nhava Sheva is the largest container port in India. 

On the 3rd of June, The CEO of Nurminen Logistics, Olli Pohjanvirta, and CEO of RZD Logistic, Dmitry Murev, signed a memorandum of cooperation at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg. The document envisages a joint study of logistics opportunities in Scandinavia, Russia, and Asia within the North-South International Transport Corridor framework. 

The signing ceremony of the MoU was also honored by the Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari and the CEO of JSC Russian Railways, Oleg Belozerov.

In June, Nurminen Logistics will also start weekly train service from Far-East to Nordic countries via the Trans-Siberian route 

The rail cargo will be transported every week from China, Japan, and Korea via Vladivostok to Helsinki and other Nordic countries. 

The goal is for rail traffic between the Far East and the Nordic countries to generate an annual turnover of more than EUR 10 million by the end of 2022, in addition to growing China traffic.


More information:

Marjut Linnajärvi
VP Sales, Nurminen Logistics
+358 40 571 5034


Nurminen Logistics is a listed company established in 1886 that offers logistics services.The main market areas and growth areas of Nurminen Logistics are in rail logistics between China and Northern Europe, demanding logistics outsourcing and heavy and chemical handling. The company provides high-quality forwarding, cargo handling, and value-added services as well as railway transports and related to its project transport services to its customers.




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