The transit time and the costs are essential when choosing the right means of transport. As air freight was often too expensive and sea freight too slow, there has been a rising demand for compromise solutions. Shipment by rail represents the perfect middle ground between air and sea freight. While 10 years ago shipment from China to Europe still posed a risk, the infrastructure is now growing from year to year, and new solutions keep coming up. Together with our offices in Asia, we work on finding the right solution for your requirements, with comprehensive service ex works right up to your site.
The net transit time e.g. from Shanghai is ca. 18-20 days to Duisburg or Hamburg and thus is about two weeks faster than the ocean vessel and significantly cheaper than air freight. Besides, shipment by train allows you to substantially improve your CO2-balance as up to 90 percent less CO2 is emitted compared to air freight.
Independently of whether you have LCL or FCL cargo to send, we offer you reliable services at competitive conditions.
Dörrenhaus consolidation containers
If your goods and orders do not fill full containers, we can offer you our proprietary consolidation containers, which are routed to our warehouse sites in Velbert, for shipment as additional cargo. This service operates weekly with several containers from North and South China to make sure we can forward your goods on short notice and at a reasonable price. The containers arrive in Duisburg and are transported from there to our site in Velbert by shuttle truck. After unloading and customs clearance by our own staff, we can store your goods or deliver them with our own truck fleet immediately afterwards.
Keeping reliable track of rail shipments
With our SCM System , you keep track of your shipments at all times. View the shipping and booking data, upload or download shipment-relevant data or store a message along with the respective shipment. Our SCM and order management system can be individually customized as desired by the customer. Our staff are ready and glad to assist you.