Block Train from Linz to Qingdao for Lenzing AG

We organized a full train from Austria to China on behalf of the international fiber manufacturer. The shipment departed for its journey across the “Iron Silk Road” on October 9 and is set to arrive in China in 16 days.

The block train consists of 46 containers, loaded with responsibly produced fibers made from the renewable raw material wood. The ceremonial departure of the train was attended by prominent state government officials including Mag. Thomas Stelzer, Governor of Upper Austria, and Klaus Luger, Mayor of Linz, as well as by Josefine Deiser, head of the forwarding and logistics division of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce. Marco Schlimpert from Lenzing AG, and cargo-partner CEO Mag. Stefan Krauter also attended the celebration.

cargo-partner and Lenzing have been working together successfully for more than 10 years, especially in the field of seafreight. When Lenzing recently approached us due to a short-term increase in demand from China, our experienced team immediately set about organizing a rail transport solution. Our railway connection via the Iron Silk Road offers an environmentally friendly, fast and cost-efficient alternative to air and seafreight.

Photo Credit: Erwin Berghammer