DHL introduces third China-Euro rail option

DHL Global Forwarding is further expanding its pioneering multimodal services in China with a new twiceweekly service between Zhengzhou and Hamburg via Poland.


DHL Global Forwarding is further expanding its pioneering multimodal services in China with a new twiceweekly service between Zhengzhou and Hamburg via Poland.

The new 17-day service will offer customers the flexibility of DHL Railconnect, the less-than-container load (LCL) service, as well as a full-container option, DHL Railline.

DHL now offers three regular multimodal rail services between China and Europe from Zhengzhou, Suzhou and Chengdu which span across central, eastern and western China.

DHL’s multimodal rail solution offers customers delivery time reductions of between 10 and 21 days compared to sea freight, depending on origin and destination pairs. In addition, customers seeking environmentally friendly solutions can also expect a fall of CO2 emissions of up to 90 per cent compared to airfreight.

“With China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategy focusing on enhancing connections between Asia and Europe and promoting international trade, DHL is extending its lead in the China – Europerail freight market by developing additional routes,” said Kelvin Leung , CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.