The new weekly service is in addition to DHL's current daily service offering, which departs from Shanghai and runs along the trans-Siberian North Corridor- with a transit time difference of up to 8 days. In turn, the new service also offers greater cost and CO2 emission reductions.
Kelvin Leung, CEO, Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding, said: "Customers are increasingly looking to DHL to handle their shipments between China and Europe and demand for our original daily rail/road multimodal service out of Shanghai has increased substantially since we launched it in 2011. This prompted us to seek ways to grow and enhance this service not only to cope with rising demand but to prepare ourselves for future demand as well."
According to DHL, the current success of its road/rail multi-modal service is down to its "˜pioneering and unique features as well as its ability to meet the growing demand for flexible and environmentally friendly solutions in the market'.
"DHL is the only forwarder offering regular, daily rail departures to and from China via our intermodal hub in Małaszewicze, Poland. We provide a true door-to-door service by picking up goods from any location in China and offering last mile delivery by truck or rail to anywhere in Europe out of Małaszewicze via DHL Euroconnect," said Leung. "Now, we can offer more capacity between China and Europe thanks to the additional weekly service along the West Corridor."
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