UPS has added six stations to its preferred full and less-than container load (FCL and LCL) multimodal rail service between Europe and China.
Changsha, Chongqing, Suzhou and Wuhan Stations were added in China to the existing stations of Zhengzhou and Chengdu. In Europe stops in Duisburg, Germany, and Warsaw, Poland, were added to the existing stops of Lodz (Poland), and Hamburg (Germany).
The additional stations will give customers sending goods on the world’s largest trade lane more options to reduce supply chain costs and achieve a better balance in cost and time-in-transit requirements.
Cindy Miller, president of UPS global freight forwarding, commented, “Our China-Europe rail services can save customers up to 65% versus air freight and improve time-in-transit by 40% versus traditional ocean freight service.
“By giving our customers more options to balance cost and speed of delivery, UPS is committed to helping businesses in China and Europe succeed and expand.”
The four extra Chinese stations were chosen for their close proximity to provincial industrial manufacturing, commercial and cultural centers within China.
In Europe, Duisburg is in the heart of the industrial Ruhr area of Germany and provides access to river, rail, road and air transport. The new Warsaw stop serves Poland, a growing economy in the European Union which is a center for e-commerce fulfillment, research & development and industrial manufacturing.
The UPS China-Europe rail service also offers high security with closed circuit TV monitoring during train transition, temperature control with thermal liners and pallet covers, and end-to-end visibility with Flex Global View, which enables customers to view an item’s shipment status and critical milestones as they happen.
March 29, 2017