CEVA Logistics launches Jinhua – Dourges train solution to meet customers’ needs amid unprecedented demand for transport and logistics services

Express rail service connects China and France


  • Express rail service connects China and France
  • 18 days, 11,000km service to northern Europe
  • A new fast, convenient and sustainable solution


Shanghai, January 13, 2021 – CEVA Logistics has launched an express train service from Jinhua (China) to Dourges (France) to provide additional freight capacity for shippers amid unprecedented demand for transport and logistics services.

First train has left China on 18 day journey

Loaded with 22 full containers of various supplies, CEVA Logistics’ train departed from Jinhua on the 26th of November and arrived in Dourges 18 days later on the 14th of December.

The train connects a string of “Belt and Road” countries such as Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, and Germany with a journey of over 11,000 km. Having Dourges as the transit point, the destination delivery outreach will cover Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy as well as France.


A fast, convenient, and sustainable China-Europe rail solutions

Through the Jinhua-Dourges express train, CEVA Logistics can provide its existing customers with a fast, convenient, and sustainable China-Europe rail solutions. Compared to cargo movement via truck, the block train option reduces CO2 emissions by up to 67%.

Xavier Bour, CEVA Logistics’ Global Ground and Rail Product Leader says: “With global supply chains experiencing unprecedented demand for transport and logistics services, CEVA Logistics is committed to providing its existing and potential customers with  convenient and sustainable solutions. Our rail and multi modal solutions, together with our parent company the CMA CGM Group, between China and Europe are part of that strategy.

“France is an important logistics hub on the European market and with this new service, CEVA Logistics has tapped into the rail market for Eastern and Western Europe. Our next extension of our rail footprint will be the development of the southern Europe market.”


About CEVA Logistics

CEVA Logistics, a world reference in third-party logistics, provides and operates transportation and supply-chain solutions for large or medium size national and multinational companies. CEVA Logistics offers a broad range of services in both Contract Logistics and Freight Management thanks to 78,000 employees, operating over 1,000 facilities in more than 160 countries. CEVA Logistics’ experienced specialists focus on seamlessly designing end-to-end customized solutions to meet the complex and rapidly evolving supply chain needs whatever the business sector. CEVA Logistics is part of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics.

CEVA launches Rail freight Jinhua Dourges train solution