DHL has launched a rail service linking Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, with Tianjin in China. It is called the Genghis Khan Connection.
The scheduled tri-weekly service will run during the high season from April to October.
It says the 30-day service uses Mongolia’s improving infrastructure to help customers avoid peak season congestion at regional border towns, seaports and airports which can sometimes delay shipments substantially. The service dovetails with DHL Global Forwarding’s existing network of connections.
Kelvin Leung, chief executive for North Asia Pacific at DHL Global Forwarding, said: “Despite having vast economic potential, Mongolia has hitherto suffered from limited routeing options that include Russia and China for cargo from Europe, America and Asia. This has led to unreliable delivery, seasonal congestion that can delay shipments by up to 21 days as well as higher costs.”