MSC’s new Asia-to-Europe multimodal solution, Taiga service, enables an alternative route for shippers moving cargo from east to west compared to the traditional all ocean route via Suez.
The new solution combines MSC’s intra-Asia shipping network, our rail service in Russia and our short-sea feeder network in Europe. One single package offers connections from China, Korea and Japan all the way to various locations in Northwest Continent, Europe.
The new solution is an attractive additional alternative proposition for shippers who are facing issues with getting space on our usual 2M ocean freight services due to the Suez Canal blockage incident and on-going port congestion in Europe stemming from the pandemic.
In addition, the usage of rail service is highly stable as it is not so impacted by weather conditions, increasing the reliability of the offering.
COMBINING SEA AND RAIL FROM ASIA TO EUROPE
From Asia, cargo is shipped on MSC’s Golden Horn and Sunrise services to two of the largest container ports in Russia: Vostochniy and Vladivostok. The cargo is then transported via MSC block train to St. Petersburg in 13 days and can then be transshipped via MSC’s Maroc Express and Baltic Loop 7 services to other Northwest Continent and northern European ports such as Antwerp, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam and Le Havre in four to seven days.
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