June 28, 2017

China’s “Uber for trucks” to begin freight train trucking services



Freight train with color cargo containers passing railway station in winter with motion blur effect
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Truck Alliance, a Chinese company providing a Uber-type service for trucks, partnered with a leading railway logistics firm on Thursday to enable freight train trucking operations.

Truck Alliance’s partner, Shenhua Railway Freight Corporation, is a subsidiary of top coal producer Shenhua Group. It owns 2,155 kilometers of railway, 40 ships, and three ports handling 270 million tonnes of freight.

“Trains can carry cargo-loaded trucks or containers,” said Kang Fengwei, general manager of the Shenhua logistics company. “The combination of trucking and railway freight businesses can cut costs and raise efficiency of logistics.”

The first route to pilot freight train trucking will begin in a logistics park in Erdos, Inner Mongolia […]

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