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.
Besides the lower freights as compared to air freight, other advantages consist in the independence from airports or train stations as well as a flexibility of the days of departure, which can be individually defined.
Moreover, various trailers are available like e.g. mega trailers with up to 100 cubic meters, refrigerated trucks or flatbed trucks for heavy and large goods. This also allows to transport goods that cannot be moved by ship or by train, or only with a great effort, like e.g. lithium ion batteries or other hazardous goods, or medical products like masks or protective equipment.
To ensure the short transit times, all shipments are carried out with two drivers. The monitoring is ensured by consistent application of GPS during each shipment – standard service includes daily updates on the current location of the trucks. The route from China to Europe is divided into two sections – the pre-carriage in China is carried out by Chinese trucks up to the national border at Alanshankou, and the second section of the route that in total amounts to up to 11,000 kilometers is then completed by our partner from Belarus, who covers the route to Western Europe with their own trucks.
Export customs clearance
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.
Your contact persons at Dörrenhaus will gladly provide further information on this and all other logistics topics at any time.