Rail freight on the new Silk Road
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 RailWhile 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.
Independently of whether you have LCL or FCL cargo to send, we offer you reliable services at competitive conditions, as full container loads or in our Dörrenhaus LCL containers.
Trucks on the Silk Road
As another alternative to air freight or shipment by train, shipment by truck has established itself on the new Silk Road from China to Europe as well.
With transit times of 14 to 16 days from door to door, the transit time of the train can again be reduced by up to two weeks. In contrast to the train e.g. hazardous goods like batteries or temperature-controlled goods can be transported here too.
Our offices in China professionally take care of export customs clearance in China and discuss with your suppliers which documents have to be present. The export customs clearance is part of the shipment package and is prepared as early as during the pre-carriage in order to prevent delays in transshipment. As soon as the truck reaches the border to Europe, a T-document is created, which is then sent to our customs department for preparing the import customs clearance. This allows to prepare the import customs clearance of the truck even before the arrival, and the truck can be cleared as soon as it reaches its final destination.
The third alternative for accelarating your shipment consists in our sea-air solutions.Due to seasonal effects and lack of air freight capacities, enormous price fluctuations happen more and more frequently and capacity problems due to lack of shipping space occur again and again.
Fixed advance bookings with the airlines ensure immediate onward shipment by air and thus shortest transit times. This way, also capacity bottlenecks in local procurement markets can literally be circumnavigated if, for instance, all direct air freight capacities from your procurement country are exhausted due to a peak season. Owing to decades of experience, we know all details required for a secure and efficient shipment. Thus in the course of a shipment, the consignments are booked by air freight container by container so that transshipment can be carried out fast and efficiently both at the port of transshipment and at the place of destination.