C.H. Robinson launches rail service connecting China and Europe
SHANGHAI - Freight forwarder C.H. Robinson today launch its trans-Eurasian rail freight service between China and Europe. The new service offering connects nine origin terminals in China with eight destination cities in Europe.
“The new rail line complements our air and ocean offerings. It is for freight that requires faster transit times than ocean, at twice the speed, with substantial savings over air,” said Mike Short, President, Global Forwarding, at C.H. Robinson.
He described the new service as a convenient direct link to and from China’s booming economic cities to multiple countries and destinations in Europe.
C.H. Robinson offers empty container pick up, collection at factories, customs declaration at origin, customs clearance and further pan-European distribution by intermodal and truck services at destination areas. Full block train, single or multiple containers, LCL shipments and oversized cargo are available options.
Each freight train requires 18-20 days to complete the journey from terminals in Zhengzhou, Suzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Yiwu, Xiamen, Shenzen and Guangzhou in China with the cities of Melaszewicze, Hamburg, Duisburg, Milan, Tilburg, Lyon and Paris in Europe, and Barking in the UK.