DHL Global Forwarding, Freight has extended its route offerings between Asia and Europe for intermodal shipments, with a service that offers two new routes combining rail and road transportation.
DHL now offers daily shipments from Shanghai, via the trans-Siberian route in the North, and a weekly departure from Chengdu, through China’s West Corridor rail line.
The new services are intended to enable customers to benefit from lower transportation costs, reduced door-to-door lead times of up to 21 days compared to ocean freight, and reduced CO2 emissions.
“As a flexible solution, this service offers the option of booking variable capacity – ranging from a single container to a whole train,” said Amadou Diallo, chief executive of DHL Freight.
“At the same time, it connects seamlessly with both our groupage network in Europe and DHL Global Forwarding, Freight’s Asian network, including markets such as Japan and Korea.”