Finnish logistics company Nurminen commenced its Middle Corridor rail freight services on 10 May. Nurminen dispatched the first westbound train from Chongqing in China, heading to Central Europe. This new service is organised in cooperation with Kazakhstan Railways.
Nurminen’s train will follow the Middle Corridor route via Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Romania. Central Europe is not necessarily the train’s final destination since Nurminen aims to provide connectivity for Scandinavia via this route. Additionally, the company mentioned that the service could also boost container train services between Finland, Sweden and Norway.