The China-Europe land bridge
Companies shipping between Europe and Asia have traditionally been limited to two options: expensive but faster air; or ocean, typically taking twice as long.
Initiated in 2013, the “One Belt, One Road” rail project links cities across China with Duisburg in northern Germany, transiting shipments arrive in 18 days, for onward distribution across continental Europe and the UK.
Services leave China every Monday and Thursday, with a through transit time of 18 days to the UK, arriving at London Gateway.
China to UK transit time of just 18 days, on regular, robust and reliable services
A time-definite service that is 60% less than Sea-Air and 80% less than air freight
Bi-weekly departures for door to Door, FCL & LCL services to Northern Europe and the UK
Air and sea freight, to and from China, has always been subject to price volatility, with frequent swings between capacity excesses and shortages, especially during peak surge periods. Rail provides a stable and welcome addition to the menu of cargo choices for shippers with time-cost priorities.
Your Asia transport choice
AIR = 4 days. 80% more expensive than Rail
SEA/AIR = 18 days. 60% more expensive than Rail
RAIL = 18 days. Twice weekly departures
SEA = 35 days