In a move to shave up to two days off the average transit time along the growing Asia-Europe rail market, CEVA Logistics launched a China-to-Germany rail service that takes a more northerly route than other routings. Starting in in southern China’s Guangdong province and ending in Hamburg, Germany, the station-to-station transit takes 17-19 days.
The service is operated in conjunction with the Chinese state railway company. Trains head north from Guangdong through, Manzhouli Shilong (China), Zabakalsky (Russia), Brest (Belarus), Malaszewicze (Poland). Trains are equipped with real time tracking, to provide total visibility along the route.
CEVA has been active in the Chinese rail sector since 2010, allowing the company to develop an extensive footprint in industrial exporting cities along the route through northern China. In addition to the new “southern route” and its existing “northern route” CEVA also operates a “middle route” via Mongolia.
CEVA operates both FCL and LCL services out of China, managed out of a control center in Shenzhen.
Kelvin Tang, CEVA’s head of cross border for Greater China said that the new link further extended CEVA’s comprehensive rail services between China and Europe and enabled “highly secure door-to-door service with real-time track and trace along the route.”