With its rail transport service between Asia and Europe, cargo-partner achieves 50% faster transit times than in sea freight and 60% lower prices than in air freight. In 2017, the info-logistics provider is posting significant increases in rail transport.
Transport by rail provides considerable time benefits in contrast to sea freight as well as cost savings compared to air freight. International transport and info-logistics provider cargo-partner has been offering rail transports for full (FCL) and part load (LCL) containers on the Trans Siberian route for several years. In 2017, cargo-partner has registered an increase of 100% in LCL cargo volumes as well as 50% in FCL volumes on rail transport from Asia to Europe. By the end of the year, cargo-partner expects cargo volumes to reach 12,000 m³ in LCL transports from Asia to Europe.
For imports from Asia, container transport by train represents a cost-efficient and environment-friendly alternative to sea freight. In the part load sector, cargo-partner makes use of direct rail connections from Wuhan and Changsha (China) to Warsaw (Poland). LCL shipments are consolidated in Shanghai or Shenzhen. The main runs by rail take between 14 and 16 days. The goods are then delivered to their final destinations in Europe via the cargo-partner distribution centers in Poland by road transport within 2 to 4 days.
In addition, cargo-partner has registered a growing demand for rail transport solutions from Europe to China and is continuously expanding its services on this route. With the SPOT Visibility & Collaboration Platform, cargo-partner enables seamless shipment tracking. If required, additional factors such as light, humidity and vibration can be monitored by means of special equipment during the entire transport.
Vienna, August 9, 2017