ART Logistics has started a new sea-rail service connecting Southeast Asia with Central Asia
The new service connects Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand with Central Asia.
Cargo is moved by sea from the ports of Jakarta, Port Kelang, Bangkok, Haiphong, Keelung and Singapore. Shipments are then routed by rail through the China corridor, from Lianyungang in north-eastern China to the Kazakhstan border crossings of Dostyk and then on to Almaty, the country’s major commercial center.
ART Logistics also provides the same service from the border to other Central Asian countries including Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.
Transit times from South East Asia to major trade centers such as Almaty in Kazakhstan are around 36 days if documentation is prepared before dispatch.
Shipments to Central Asia comprise general cargo including a wide range of consumer goods, dried and canned foods, as well as project shipments for the oil and gas industry.