Freight News, Logistics

DHL extends China rail options

[ May 8, 2013   //   ]

DHL Global Forwarding’s Freight arm has extended its Asia to Europe rail service to two routes – daily from Shanghai via the trans-Siberian route and a weekly departure from Chengdu via China’s West Corridor rail line. Door-to-door times can be up to 21 days quicker than ocean freight, says DHL.

On the trans-Siberian route to and from Shanghai, DHL says it is the first in the industry to offer customers the option of booking the transport capacity they require at a particular point in time. Most overland transport from Shanghai is by rail to the EU border and break of rail gauge point at Malaszewicze, Poland, with road delivery thereafter.

The second route offers Chengdu-based shippers transit times of up to eight days faster compared to the trans-Siberian route with proportionate cost saving and has been launched to meet rising demand in China, particularly in this economically vibrant region. The service departs every Friday and again operates to Malaszewicze.

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