DHL Global Forwarding has launched a scheduled block train service from Suzhou in China to Warsaw in Poland offering a transit time of 14 days.
The service uses the trans-Siberian North Corridor. It complements the existing daily single wagon service from Shanghai to Europe, also along the North Corridor, and the weekly block train service from Chengdu to Europe along China’s West Corridor rail line through Kazakhstan to Europe.
“Suzhou is a strategic departure point for Jiangsu and it is a huge benefit for our customers to have direct access to inter-continental rail links rather than having to go via Chengdu. Being able to offer multiple loading points across China creates many opportunities for our customers, which is why we are seeing so much interest in multimodal services,” said Roger Crook, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight.