Mar 29, 2017: Logistics giant UPS has added six stations to its preferred full and less than container load multimodal rail service between Europe and China. The additional stations will give customers moving goods on the world’s largest trade lane more options to reduce supply chain costs and better balance cost/time in transit requirements.
Changsha, Chongqing, Suzhou and Wuhan Stations were added in China to the existing stations of Zhengzhou and Chengdu. In Europe stops in Duisburg, Germany and Warsaw, Poland were added to the existing stops of Lodz, Poland and Hamburg, Germany.
Cindy Miller, president, UPS Global Freight Forwarding, said, “Our China-Europe rail services can save customers up to 65 percent versus air freight and improve time in transit by 40 percent versus traditional ocean freight service. And by giving our customers more options to balance cost and speed of delivery, UPS is committed to helping businesses in China and Europe succeed and expand.”
The four new Chinese stations were chosen for their close proximity to provincial industrial manufacturing, commercial and cultural centers in interior China.
In Europe, Duisburg is in the heart of the industrial Ruhr area of Germany and provides access to river, rail, road and air transport. The new Warsaw stop serves Poland, a growing economy in the European Union which is a centre for e-commerce fulfillment, research & development and industrial manufacturing.