The Finnish company and Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), the country's national railroad haulier, have partnered to trial rail shipments along the Middle Corridor.
The two plan to run trials in April-June 2022, sending China-Europe train sets via Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
If successful, the companies intend to establish a commercial offering till September 2022.
In addition, Nurminen Logistics and KTZ will cooperate on the former's China-Finland services. Specifically, they want to use Kazakhstan-registered & owned wagons to avoid falling under sanctions imposed on Russian rail companies.
Photo: Kazakhstan Temir Zholy