Freight News, Rail

The fast train from China

[ June 28, 2019   //   ]

Davies Turner reports that its fixed-day, weekly LCL rail import service from China is consistently delivering quicker than expected transits. The forwarder reported by the end of May, it was beating its schedule by around three days on around 75% of the weekly transits. It believes it is the only company to offer a direct service into the UK (Purfleet) via ferry from Rotterdam instead of devanning the container is in Poland or Germany. Scheduled transit time from the Wuhan rail hub to our Dartford depot is 22 to 24 days but Davies Turner is regularly achieving 19 or 20 days, and in May a record transit of 18 days.