DHL Global Forwarding introduce block train connections from Germany to China

By Lauren Fruncillo June 14, 2020 - 8:00 pm

DHL have recently announced that they have introduced two new block train connections from Germany to China to their DHL Global Forwarding division to help relieve pressures and demand for the transportation of goods to Asia. This is yet another way DHL Global Forwarding is helping to combat problems caused by COVID-19.

“A new connection serving from the KTL terminal on the BASF site in Ludwigshafen travels via Poland, Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan to the destination terminal in Xi’an, the capital of the Chinese province Shaanxi. In addition, an express train connection has been deployed between Neuss and Xi’an via Kaliningrad reducing the transit time to 12 days.”

DHL Global Forwarding’s rail network is expanding to give customers access to faster lead times to Asia covering both less-than-container-load (LCL) and full-container-load (FCL). COVID-19 has awakened a need for speed in importation when delivering to and from Asian countries. The implementation of complete block train routes from Europe to China add to the already established block trains from Xi’an and Chengdu to Europe and help the push for a better-connected world.

“To offer our European and global customers the right transport mode to grow their businesses between Europa and Asia, we continuously seek to expand our network of connections, capacities, and service speeds. The use of logistics services and infrastructure of KTL terminal in Ludwigshafen is another step towards an even more connected world and to more resilient supply chains.”
– Thomas Kowitzki, Head of Chinarail Multimodal, DHL Global Forwarding Europe

It’s fantastic to see how companies are quickly implementing logistical solutions that will help provide many businesses with the services they need to run their businesses successfully. DHL Global Forwarding’s expansion of its intermodal network and expertise emphasizes the core of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s corporate “Strategy 2025 – Delivering excellence in a digital world”. The Group’s purpose remains to connect people and improve their lives by enabling trade and helping businesses to grow.

  • Fang
    5 months ago

    hi my name is Fang, we send good amount of air orders by DHL to the EU every week,
    we are required by customers to see whether the train will be a better option for us or not . . May I get a Quote of the train line ?

    please email me to :

    thank you !

  • bob
    5 months ago

    Transylvania express ?

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