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China-Europe rail delays as borders close and capacity gets 'super-tight'
31 Aug, 2021

In-demand China-Europe rail freight could see a drastic 30% reduction in capacity in September from delays at Kazakhstan border crossings and congested European gateways.

According to Geodis, Covid cases in China's Xinjiang province have caused congestion at the Alashakou border crossing into Kazakhstan, with nearly 50 trains in a queue late last week.

"For cross-border trucking through Alashankou, the Khorgos and Buktu borders in Xinjiang province are closed until further notice," the forwarder added.

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