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EVR Cargo’s trains to transport IKEA’s products from China

The first trial train from China to Estonia should arrive in November as Estonian state-owned rail cargo operator EVR Cargo is to begin cooperation with Swedish furniture seller IKEA in transporting goods from China to Scandinavia.

IKEA, which produces furniture and accessories in Asia, currently transports the goods to Europe via container ship, but in cooperation with the Estonian company, the Swedish group will soon be testing out a solution three times as fast: sending goods by train from China through Kazakhstan to Paldiski, and from there by ship to the Swedish port of Kapellskär.

It is possible that the first full-length loaded trial train will arrive in Estonia in November already, Ärileht reported.

EVR Cargo CEO Raul Toomsalu said that the prices of shipping have harmonized with the prices of rail transport, which is why rail transport, which is several times faster, is more attractive.

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