Arrival of the Special Train “Nanchang-Paris” – 23/06/2020


Credits to: Maxime Huriez.

Link to this article: Arrival of the Special Train “Nanchang-Paris” – 23/06/2020.

The rail is back! FORWARDIS is the architect of rail-based and alternative transport solutions and THE gateway, in Europe and beyond!


On June 4th, the first train of health protection equipment, organized by FORWARDIS and COSCO SHIPPING, departed from Nanchang to Paris. After a journey of 19 days, 11’920 km traveled and 7 countries crossed, the train “Nanchang – Paris” and its 41 containers arrived at their destination this morning in Valenton (94)!

Onboard, medical and health protection equipment, especially for hospital staff uses.

FORWARDIS, as logistics architect for this project on behalf of BIFP (distributor of Hygial), thanks its many partners for this success: COSCO SHIPPING, CRCT-China Railway Container Transport, UTLC, RZD International/FELB, Captrain (Polska and Deutschland), Fret SNCF, Naviland Cargo.

This success had proven the efficiency of the rail solution compared to air freight:

  • a carrying capacity equivalent to 6 cargo planes,
  • 15 times lowercarbon footprint,
  • and a logistics cost 30 times cheaper.

This logistical and technical performance acts in favor of modal shift, and many similar projects will see the light of day.


with Nicholas GIRAUD, Sebastien VACHER and Xavier WANDERPEPEN.


Here is the complete press release (in French): Arrivée du train d’équipements de protection sanitaire ‘Nanchang-Paris’
As well as the article on the departure of the train: FORWARDIS organizes the first train of masks from China to France.


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