Maersk Line sees Nepal as long-term trade partner

At a recently concluded trade meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, Maersk Line announced its intent to push for accelerated trade in the country. The Nepal import market doubled in the past five years and Maersk line is confident of a continued momentum.

In June 2017, Maersk Line moved the first-ever container shipment from Visakhapatnam to Nepal, via an exclusive block train service, named “the Kathmandu Express”. This service offers a guaranteed fixed transit time from the load port to the Birgunj inland clearance depot, just over the Nepal border. Maersk Line is the first shipping line to introduce this innovative product.

Since its launch, momentum has built up quickly based on customer demand. reported that the company expects 5 or 6 block trains to move monthly from Vishakhapatnam to Birgunj.

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