China Cargo Airlines and Jan de Rijk join intermodal forces

By Freddie Pierce
Jan de Rijk Logistics and China Cargo Airlines have successfully managed to transport air cargo shipments by train instead of over the road. The dedica...

Jan de Rijk Logistics and China Cargo Airlines have successfully managed to transport air cargo shipments by train instead of over the road. The dedicated Jan de Rijk train between Venlo, the Netherlands and Milan, Italy allows a fast transit time of 36 hours between Schiphol airport and Malpensa airport, including pick-up and delivery.
 
Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics comments: “China Cargo Airlines is currently the only airline making use of Jan de Rijk’s Intermodal solution. It is a cost effective and environmental friendlier service, as the CO2 emission by the train is significant lower compared to general trucking.

"The on time performance provided by the train service is more reliable due to less congestion, weather influences as well as fixed slot times on the train tracks. We pick up the cargo at Schiphol airport in the evening of day 1 and in the early morning of day 3 the cargo is delivered at Malpensa airport. This is basically not that much different from a regular road feeding service. We hope that more airlines will follow this example."

China Cargo Airlines headquarters is based at Hongqiao Int. Airport, with its main hub at Shanghai Pudong Int. Airport. With 19 freighter aircrafts in its fleet, China Cargo Airlines operates to more than 20 airports in Europe, North America and Asia. On top of that, China Cargo Airlines sells the cargo belly capacity of its parent company China Eastern Airlines to over 200 destinations. On June 5, 2013 it became member of the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance.  

Jan de Rijk Logistics, based in the Netherlands, is a leading provider of transportation and distribution services, operating a large, modern and diversified fleet of 550 vehicles across Europe. The company also offers warehousing services and retail distribution. Jan de Rijk Logistics has 25 offices in 15 countries and employs more than 1,000 staff in Europe

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