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Ceva launches fast truck from China

[ April 3, 2019   //   ]

Ceva Logistics says it has started the first ever regular truck service between China and Europe following operation of its first ever TIR service to Poland at the end of last year.

Just 16 days after setting off, the 70 cubic metres load of 7000kgs of garments destined for a leading worldwide retailer in Spain successfully completed the door-to-door delivery. Departing from South China, the truck travelled via Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and France.

No inspection was required during transit following the Customs sealing at Khorgos on the China-Kazakstan border and it being unsealed in Spain. Total distance covered was more than 13,600km.

Executive vice president of CEVA Logistics North Asia, Torben Bengtsson, said: “This was the last official trial for our new China-Europe trucking service before we begin a regular service this month. Together with our partner Alblas International Logistics, we will further extend our trucking footprint through this unique service. The TIR trucking will change our customer’s logistics flow significantly.”

Ceva’s director of road and rail for North Asia, Kelvin Tang added: “It’s a very cost sensitive alternative to air and rail transport. Compared to air transport, the cost is more than 40% lower. And it’s at least 10 days faster than rail transport,” he added.

The China-Europe trucking service will be operated as a round trip twice a week, but with departure and destination flexible according to customer’s needs. Ceva will also launch a less than container load service in addition to the full container load service in June.