Asia-Europe train to challenge to sea-air services

December 9, 2008 at 9:00 pm

A weekly freight rail service linking China to Germany will most likely compete with sea-air service when it begins after the Chinese New Year in 2009.
The block train service, headed by DB Schenker in partnership with Chinese and Russian state-owned railways, cuts across five countries to provide and an alternative to ocean and air services between Asia and Europe. The service is expected to target cargo originating in China’s hinterland – in other words, points far from China’s many large seaport (E. Johnson, American Shipper Namaste, December 3, 2008). Read More


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