CEVA Logistics launches new Asia-Europe rail service

By James Henderson
CEVA Logistics has launched a new rail service linking Shilong in southern China's Guangdong province to Hamburg in Germany. In conjunction with the Ch...

CEVA Logistics has launched a new rail service linking Shilong in southern China's Guangdong province to Hamburg in Germany. 

In conjunction with the Chinese state railway company, the new regular block trains will route Shilong, Manzhouli (China), Zabakalsky (Russia), Brest (Belarus), Malaszewicze (Poland) and Hamburg with a station-to-station lead time of 17-19 days. 

CEVA said that its new year-round service will save customers up to two days in time compared with other routings and will also deliver cost savings as a result.

“This new link further extends our comprehensive rail services between China and Europe and enables us to provide customers with a reliable, highly secure door-to-door service with real-time track and trace along the route,” said Kelvin Tang, CEVA's Head of Cross Border, Greater China.

The organisation first initiated its China-to-Europe rail services from Suzhou in 2010 and has built a network encompassing key Chinese cities through its ‘northern route’ operation including Suzhou, Changsha, Shenyang, Hefei, Chongqing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou and Wuhan to European destinations including Moscow, Warsaw, Lodz, Duisburg, Hamburg, Nuremburg and Tilburg. 

From there it uses its extensive trucking network for onward delivery to major European cities. 

In addition to the new ‘southern route’ and its existing ‘northern route’ CEVA also operates a ‘middle route’ via Mongolia to Europe to shorten lead times during the winter months and peak season.                                       

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