The container train Sun Train (Saulė) connects Europe and China. Sun Train is capable of transporting cargo in 18 days from China to Lithuania, providing "to door" service, whilst it travels up to 40 days by sea. The Sun Train project was approved by the presidents of Lithuania and Kazakhstan under the cross-border agreements.
The first Sun Train unit of 41 container travelled from Chongqing in China on 28 October, 2011, via route: Alashankou (CN)/ Dostyk (KZ) – Semiglavyj Mar (KZ) / Ozinki (RU) – Zlynka (RU) / Zakopytje (BY) – Gudogai (BY) – Kena (LT) / Mockava (LT) with reloading containers on Dostyk station (China/ Kazakhstan border) and Sestokai station (Lithuania/Poland border). Total train route of 10.929 km was covered in 18 days.
"Sun Train" (Saulė) unites nine countries, from China to Belgium.
The project operator "VPA Logistics" seeks to ensure that trains are always full of freight and offers pickup and shipper services while authorities of Lithuania, Kazakhstan, and China assures continuous support for the project. "EurasiaGood Transport Inc." is in charge of transportation through China; "LTG Cargo" – through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus; and "Hupac" – through Poland, Germany, and Belgium.
Currently company is working with large Chinese logistic companies such as CRIMT, Sinotrans, Genertec International Logistics, Bondex Logistics Co., which ensure container gathering in China and connecting them to Sun Train line. Cooperation with Chinese companies attracts new cargo flows and strengthens transportation via already existing container train line projects.
Freight transportation opportunities (Kazakhstan - the Baltic Sea and China - Belgium via Sestokai).
• From Kazakhstan via Russia and Belarus to Lithuania within 8 days (reference to the map).
• From China through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands to Belgium within 18 days.
• Rendering distribution and warehousing services in Lithuania, Belgium, and China.
• Synergy with the northernmost ice-free port of Klaipeda in the Baltic Sea ensures freight traffic all year round.
Sun Train operator
JSC VPA Logistics
Tel.: +370 46 412 900