CEVA introduces a regular trucking service between China and Western Europe

CEVA Logistics has extended its trucking service from China to Western Europe after its first TIR truck reached Poland at the end of last year. The truck carrying 70 cu m of 7,000 kg of garments departed from South China and reached Spain in about 16 days travelling via Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and France. It covered a total distance of about 13,600 km.

No inspection was required during transit other than the customs sealing at Khorgos on the China-Kazakstan border and the unsealing process performed in Spain.

“This was the last official trial for our new China-Europe trucking service before we begin a regular service this month,” says Torben Bengtsson, Executive Vice President of CEVA Logistics North Asia. “Together with our partner Alblas International Logistics, we will further extend our trucking footprint through this service. The TIR trucking will change our customer’s logistics flow.”

“It’s a cheaper alternative to air and rail transport,” said Kelvin Tang, Director of Road & Rail CEVA Logistics North Asia. “Compared to air transport, the cost is more than 40% lower. And it’s at least 10 days faster than rail transport,” he added.

The CEVA China-Europe trucking service will be operated as a round trip twice a week, and exact departure and destination will be handled according to customer’s needs. In addition to the FCL service, CEVA Logistics North Asia will also launch LCL service in June 2019.

Source: CEVA