The First Eastbound Full-time Schedule Train operated by DB Cargo Eurasia departed on 27th June 2023 from Duisburg. The service will run weekly.
Together with the Westbound Full-time Schedule Train Service DB Cargo now offers a round trip - a huge step for rail freight transportation on the Eurasian corridor. With a lead time of 12 days on average, the Westbound Full-time Schedule Train Service has already received tremendous response from the market. It is especially interesting for customers who like to ship high value cargo and put more emphasis on a green supply chain.
Rail freight is twice as fast as ocean freight and compared to air freight it saves 95% of CO2. By using rail, customers can lower the mix of air freight in their portfolio but still rely on a very fast transit time. It has many benefits: short transit times has a positive impact on inventory management and is a good service for seasonal products or products with a short shelf-time.
DB Cargo has always been committed to provide sustainable and reliable transport solutions to its customers between China and Europe. We look forward to expanding the Full-time Schedule Train Service further. As the railway company with the largest network in Europe with over 18 subsidiaries, DB Cargo can provide rail services across the entire European continent.
We would like to thank our partners - Xi'an International Inland Port Multimodal Transport Co., Ltd. and China National Railway Group for the excellent cooperation. The Full-time Schedule Train Service is an important step for securing and strengthening climate friendly supply chains between Europe and China.