Logistics provider cargo-partner has recently introduced new direct less-than-container-load (LCL) connections between China and Europe, as it tries to take advantage of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
It now has a total of 40 FCL rail services and 15 LCL consolidation services per week on the New Silk Road.
Stefan Krauter, CEO of cargo-partner, said: “The New Silk Road has been a reality for a long time. It will only become more important in the future – not just for shipments from East to West, but also for eastbound transports.”
In the FCL segment, imports to Europe can now be routed via Malaszewicze to and from Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, in additional to traditional terminal connections in Germany such as Duisburg and Hamburg.
In terms of LCL, cargo-partner transports 15 consolidated containers per week from Shenzhen, Shanghai and Tianjin to Warsaw by rail.
Recently, the company has introduced direct LCL rail transports from China to several gateways in Central Europe, servicing destinations in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia with two departures per week.
The rail service portfolio has been expanded by weekly consolidation services from Hamburg to China, with pick-up all across Europe and distribution throughout China.
Another LCL rail service from China to Duisburg has also been launched, with further distribution in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and France.
The company aims to offer direct transport without transhipment in order to deliver fast transit times and avoid the risks of unloading and reloading.
Its rail transport services include door-to-door distribution and storage with a range of value added services such as stuffing, unloading, palletising and securing of containers as well as customs clearance support and expertise in Europe and China.