DHL extends China rail options

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 ... [+]

On the rails from China

CEVA Logistics has launched a new China to Europe rail service following a successful trial. Total transit time from Suzhou in China, via Russia to the Netherlands is about 28 days. The service is cheaper than airfreight and 13-15 days quicker than sea, says Ceva, and it also offers the ... [+]

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