DB Schenker provides China connection to its European overland network

DB Schenker has announced that with immediate effect, the Deutsche Bahn logistics service provider is offering a regular service from China to Europe, using its own containers in which less-than-container load quantities (LCL) can be distributed throughout Europe via the DB Schenker network. It is expected that customers will no longer have to fill an entire container but can book transport for smaller consignments and part loads(LTL). DB Schenker is using the regular rail connection from Wuhan, China to Duisburg, Germany which takes approximately two weeks from terminal to terminal.

Ewald Kaiser, board member at Schenker AG for Land Transport, explained that their aim was “to distribute the goods which have arrived in Europe through the Tans-Eurasian rail corridor quickly and safely all over Europe via a seamless connection to our logistics network, and consequently to offer customers an integrated holistic, door-to-door solution.”

DB Schenker has operated container transport between China and Europe since 2011, using regular block trains on different routes. When the goods arrive in Duisburg, DB Schenker offers further overland transport to other European countries, providing a delivery chain from a single source.