Tuesday, December 22, 2020

New Offering of Multimodal Services to Landlocked Asian State

Latvia Hub Opens Up Mongolian Market
Shipping News Feature

MONGOLIA – Kerry Logistics has, via its Globalink Riga Consolidation Hub, launched new multimodal transport products to the landlocked country. The latest products cover road-rail and sea-rail multimodal freight for dry and temperature-controlled cargoes between North America, Europe and Mongolia via the Freeport of Riga, Latvia in the Baltics.

The addition of Latvia to Kerry Logistics global network has extended its coverage to 59 countries with the Riga hub operated by Globalink Logistics at the heart of the new services. These entail cargo collection via multimodal solutions with a short lead time of one to four days from all major European cities to be consolidated at the Baltic hub, then transported by direct rail services to Ulan Bator, Mongolia with the minimum of waiting time.

Rail freight is the most viable mode of transportation to manage cargoes to and from landlocked Mongolia and William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics Network, said:

“The new services greatly enhance the freight cost-efficiency and variety of solutions to Mongolia for our customers. To access the landlocked Mongolia, our strong rail freight capability in Central and East Asia gives us an invaluable advantage.

”In addition, under the management of Globalink Baltics, our freight hub in Riga is playing an indispensable role in enriching our service portfolio along the Eurasian freight route. This new addition to our facilities in Europe will prove increasingly significant as a connecting point between Europe and Asia and allow us to strengthen our presence in the region further.”

Kerry Logistics Network’s rail freight team offers multimodal transportation solutions for containerised, break-bulk and projects cargoes to Mongolia. For temperature-sensitive goods and high-cost products such as pharmaceutical and seafood, the reefer containers block-train service option is available. Siddique Khan, CEO of Globalink Logistics, said:

“Our Consolidation Hub in the Freeport of Riga offers an essential link in the cargo supply chain between Europe, North America and the CIS and Mongolia. At a time when the demand for temperature-controlled logistics is on the rise, the new road and rail freight products fit the bill as the ideal alternatives, while drawing on Globalink’s expertise and established network throughout Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia to bridge the gaps in the market.”