On Sunday, April 12, 2020, Prime Cargo AS, Norway, sent a truck with 22 tons of Antibac Hand Wash from Yuyao just south of Shanghai.
On Saturday 2 May 2020, the cargo arrived in Norway as it should, after 20 days on the road.
- China has
rules that prohibit the export of alcohol by train, and aircargo become too expensive and the sea route takes too long....
The cost reduction compared to sending 22 tonnes by plane is over 80 percent. However, this transport method by road will not
be relevant for so many other types of goods than just Antibac. (With COVID 19 prices and extreme demand).
The total driving distance is over 10,000 km. The route passed through China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and Sweden.
Norway the cargo was picked up by 12 different recipients and then distributed on the Norwegian market.
(Source : Modern Transport Magazine, Norway, and Prime Cargo AS).