|13 May 2013 Asia|
Provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia, DHL Global Forwarding, has introduced a 2nd routing option for customers keen on capitalising on its existing road/rail multi-modal overland service connecting Asia and Europe.
Chengdu-based customers in particular can now board DHL's once-a-week service departing every Friday from Chengdu to Europe along China's West Corridor rail line through Kazakhstan and via DHL's intermodal hub in Malaszewicze, Poland, a company statement said.
The new weekly service comes as an addition to DHL's already successful daily service - departing from Shanghai and running along the trans-Siberian North Corridor - with a transit time difference of up to eight days. In turn, the new service also offers greater cost and CO2 emission reductions.
DHL Global Forwarding Asia-Pacific Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Kelvin Leung said, "Consumers are increasingly looking to DHL to handle their shipments between China and Europe and demand for our original daily rail/road multi-modal service out of Shanghai has increased substantially since we launched it in 2011.”
Mr. Leung explained that DHL is the only forwarder offering regular, daily rail departures to and from China via its intermodal hub in Malaszewicze, Poland.
He said,"We provide a true door-to-door service by picking up goods from any location in China and offering last mile delivery by truck or rail to anywhere in Europe out of Malaszewicze via DHL EUROCONNECT.”