Record transit times for China rail service
From Logistics Manager Magazine,
Published Monday 25 March 2019 3:12 pm
Davies Turner says it is now achieving record transit times for its weekly rail import service for LCL cargoes from China.
week, our consol box arrived and was unpacked after just 19 days, which
was a record time. The scheduled transit time from the Wuhan rail hub
to our Dartford depot is 22 to 24 days,” said Tony Cole, head of supply
The Express China Rail Service sees containers carried by rail from
Wuhan directly into Duisburg in Germany. They are then trucked under
bond to the port of Rotterdam and transported by ferry to Purfleet, near
Dartford for on-carriage by truck to Davies Turner’s distribution
centre, where they are discharged, customs cleared and delivered.
“Since we launched the dedicated weekly consol service from Wuhan in November 2018 we have seen it go from strength to strength. Bookings have increased by 195 per cent.”