Freight trains and freighter aircraft on the old Silk Road

Just five years ago, DB Schenker launched the first China-to-Europe rail freight service, with a single train rolling from Chongqing in west-central China to Duisburg, Germany. Schenker touted the service as cheaper than air and faster than sea, but the launch was met with a certain amount of skepticism in the industry. Changing rail gauges, […]

DHL-GF boards the train… and the ship

DHL Global Forwarding, the forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL, launched rail service connecting eastern China with eastern Europe. It seems like only yesterday that DB Schenker announced a trial rail service to connect China with Europe – an announcement that was met with widespread skepticism. But Schenker’s gamble paid off, and soon other forwarders […]
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