Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) has concluded a framework agreement with China Railway Container Transport Corp., Ltd (CRCT) for the continued expansion of the China Railway Express traffic.
Based in Beijing, CRCT is a subsidiary of the China State Railway Group Co. and has a service portfolio which covers the transport of goods, international freight services and the international trade of goods.
Currently, up to 40 trains already travel between Duisburg and China every week and the two companies aim to promote more rail freight through their cooperation.
Erich Staake, duisport’s chief executive officer, said: “The collaboration with CRCT not only provides our customers with an additional service but also allows us to increase capacity utilisation and efficiency.”
Together with CRCT Europe Logistics GmbH, CRCT officially opened its European branch office in Duisburg on November 26, 2019.