Demand for rail freight services between China and Europe, according to logistics operator Dimerco.
Dimerco’s Cross-Border Train Freight service offers customers routes that connect China with Europe, Central Asia, and Russia.
The company recently arranged for transport of nine containers of high value furniture from Germany to Zhengzhou for a construction company in China. From Zhengzhou the goods were then taken by road to the final destination in Beijing. The containers were 14 days in transit, compared to the usual 30 days it takes to be shipped by ocean from Hamburg to Tianjin, while costs were reduced by an 70 per cent compared to air freight.