Railgate Finland container train connection between Kouvola and Xian is regular, weekly schedule into both directions, East and West. It's operated by Kouvola Cargo Handling Oy, the representative of UnyTrade Oy.
The Kouvola-China container train connection is very competitive compared with Central European routes because it is quicker, effective, and has possibility to operate with longer trains. Also, the track gauge is the same in Finland, Russia, and Kazakhstan, removing the need to reload the containers twice along the way.
Railgate Finland offers an alternative for slow sea container transport. It provides new opportunities for products requiring special conditions, seasonal products, and for e.g. timber that suffer from moisture during sea transport.
In addition to Asia and Europe, the route opens up new opportunities also for the Nordic countries. The route is operated weekly by Kouvola Cargo Handling.
There has been a demand for a northern railway connection. Dozens of container trains are already travelling between China and Central Europe each week. Operators estimate that the demand for train routes will tenfold by 2025. The current routes are oversaturated and options are needed.
For more information please contact Kouvola Innovation:
Mr. Simo Päivinen, tel. +358 20 615 6364
Ms. Aleksandra Turunen tel. +358 20 615 8140