DHL plugs Taiwan into Europe-Asia multimodal network
The new multimodal Taiwan - China-Europe service will offer freight costs savings of up to 85 per cent and CO2 emissions by up to 90 per cent compared to air freight with shorter transit times than ocean freight.
November 3, 2015
By Donald Urquhart
DHL Global Forwarding has added Taiwan into its pioneering and rapidly expanding North Asia multimodal network with a sea link between Taiwan and mainland China, offering customers the full-container load door-to-door service, DHL Railing. The new connection linking Taichung port to Shanghai, effectively plugs into the rail link into Europe via Warsaw from Suzhou, which also serves as a base for over 10,000 Taiwan-funded export-oriented enterprises.
The sea link that added Japan and now Taiwan into the network means that customers all over North Asia now have an alternative to sea and airfreight – as do their trading partners across Europe – and access to benefits such as reduced transit times, costs and CO2 emissions.
Similar to the Japan service originating from Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe and Hakata launched last year, the new multimodal Taiwan – China-Europe service will offer freight costs savings of up to 85 per cent and CO2 emissions by up to 90 per cent compared to air freight with shorter transit times than ocean freight. The seamless scheduled service will use a combination of trucking, sea and rail solutions to move cargo from Taiwan into DHL Global Forwarding China’s rail freight solution which reduces the delivery time by between 10 and 21 days, depending on origin and destination pairs, compared to solely using ocean freight.