CH Robinson starts new rail service connecting China and Europe

MAJOR third-party logistics providers (3PL) CH Robinson has announced
the launch of a new trans-Eurasian rail freight service that connects
nine origin terminals in China with eight destination cities in

Each freight train requires 18-20 days to complete the tour between
terminals in Zhengzhou, Suzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Yiwu,
Xiamen, Shenzhen and Guangzhou in China, with the cities of
Melaszewicze, Hamburg, Duisburg, Milan, Tilburg, Lyon and Paris in
Europe, and Barking in the UK.

"The new rail line complements our air and ocean offerings, giving
customers the ultimate in flexibility. It is for freight that requires
faster transit times than ocean, at twice the speed, with substantial
savings over air," said Mike Short, president, Global Forwarding at CH

He explained that the new service is a convenient direct link to and
from China's booming economic cities to multiple countries and
destinations in Europe. "CH Robinson's strategic development of
gateways in China gives customers more choice, along with exceptional
service and competitive pricing."

With the new routes, customers also have more sustainable service and
wider coverage. The company offers empty container pick up, collection
at factories, customs declaration at origin, customs clearance and
further pan-European distribution by intermodal and truck services at
destination areas. Full block train, single or multiple containers,
LCL shipments and oversized cargo are available options.

Said CH Robinson vice president John Chen: "With trans-Eurasian rail
service adding to our current ocean and air offerings, our customers
could have more route choices and wider coverage from China to Europe.
One Belt One Road is a top initiative for China. We are glad to
support this with our customers."