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UPS goes all stations to China

[ March 28, 2017   //   ]

UPS has added four more Chinese stations and two in Europe to its China/Europe rail service. Service is now available to and from Changsha, Chongqing, Suzhou and Wuhan Stations, along with the existing stations of Zhengzhou and Chengdu – while in Europe, Duisburg, Germany and Warsaw, Poland in addition to Lodz, Poland and Hamburg, Germany have also been added.

The rail service is available for full-container and less-than-containerload services in both directions with shipments monitored by closed circuit TV and protected by seals, alarms and optional GPS container tracking. Thermal liners, pallet covers, and diesel-powered reefer containers are available for sensitive cargo.

UPS says the rail services are 65% cheaper than air freight and 40% quicker than ocean. Rail also produces 25 times less CO2 than air.