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DHL adds Japan to China-Europe rail service

[ October 24, 2014   //   ]

DHL Global Forwarding has extended its multimodal rail service from China toEurope to include Japan. A combination of trucking, sea and rail offers customers inJapan access to DGF China’s rail freight solution which offers delivery times of between 10 and 21 days, around half the time of ocean freight and only 15% of the cost of airfreight and reduces CO2 emissions by up to 90%.

Goods in Japan can be picked up from anywhere in the country and then moved in 40-foot containers to Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka or Hakata ports for shipment across the East China Sea toShanghai and onward movement by rail via Suzhou to Poland. Last mile delivery by truck or rail is available to anywhere in Europe.

The service is also available from Europe to Japan.

CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific, Kelvin Leung, said the North Asian multimodal network now connects China and Japan directly to any destination in Europe.

Mark Slade, President and Representative Director for DHL Global Forwarding Japan, added: “We are seeing a big potential of this innovative service in all sectors moving goods between Japan and Europe, especially in the electronics, automobile and the fashion and apparel industries.”

DHL Global Forwarding also has an existing China-Japan Multimodal Solution via ferry rail and truck using 12-foot containers used by the Japanese railways.