Freight News, Rail

New LCL rail service between China and Europe

[ February 23, 2017   //   ]

Kuehne + Nagel has launched a new rail service for less-than-containerload (LCL) consignments between China and Europe. The KN Eurasia Express will be aimed particularly at customers in automotive, high-tech, and fashion. A direct rail link will operate between Wuhan in China to Hamburg in Germany and Poznan (Poland). Kuehne + Nagel also has over 50 collection points in China.

Board member Otto Schacht, said the transit time from departure to destination terminal would be about 14-18 days and pricing would be lower than airfreight, while transit times would be faster than by sea.

Cargo security issues have been addressed at terminals and enhanced container seals are available for Eurasia Express shipments. GPS-based data monitoring offers real-time data on temperature, humidity, pressure and light exposure while temperature-sensitive goods can be shipped in 45ft reefer containers.