DB Schenker accelerates overland transport between China and Europe

First regular service for groupage and part loads on the railway; distribution of goods from China throughout Europe

DB Schenker now offers a faster connection between China and the European land transport network. With immediate effect, the Deutsche Bahn logistics service provider is offering a regular service from China to Europe, using its own containers in which less-than-container load quantities (LCL) can be distributed throughout Europe via the DB Schenker network. Customers no longer have to fill an entire container but can book transport for smaller consignments and part loads(LTL). DB Schenker is using the regular rail connection from Wuhan to Duisburg which takes approximately two weeks from terminal to terminal.

The customer receives full door-to-door service from DB Schenker. Collection and consolidation of the consignments in China, arrangement of rail transport from Wuhan to Duisburg and distribution throughout Europe via the DB Schenker groupage and LTL network. Ewald Kaiser, board member at Schenker AG for Land Transport, explained that their aim was “to distribute the goods which have arrived in Europe through the Tans-Eurasian rail corridor quickly and safely all over Europe via a seamless connection to our logistics network, and consequently to offer customers an integrated holistic, door-to-door solution.”

DB Schenker has operated container transport between China and Europe since 2011 for a great many customers from various industries, using regular block trains on different routes. Overland rail routes make sense for products which can be transported more quickly than by sea and cheaper than by air freight. When the goods arrive in Duisburg, DB Schenker organizes the further overland transport to every European country, providing a delivery chain from a single source.

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