Locomotive in Hong Kong. Photo: Max Pixel

UPS adds Hong Kong to Eurasian railway service

Logistics UPS has launched a new Full Container Load (FCL) service between Duisburg in Germany and Hong Kong. The service is an extension of its existing railway connection between destinations in Germany and Poland to several cities in China.

UPS is a US-based company offering, among others, forwarding and logistics services across several continents. The services are characterised by multimodal solutions, offering customers several transportation options. On rail, it is working together with several operators to offer new connections. “With this service, companies can save time. Transit times are thirty per cent shorter than FCL sea freight and sixty per cent cheaper than air freight”, the company stated.

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Since March last year, the Eurasian multimodal railway service includes stops at Changsha, Chongqing, Suzhou and Wuhan, Zhengzhou and Chengdu in China, Hamburg and Duisburg in Germany and Warsaw and Lodz in Poland. Hong Kong was added as a destination on 23 May 2018.

“Hong Kong is an important trading partner for the EU, with goods valuing around 50 million Euros traded last year”, said Mike Harrell, president of UPS Freight Forwarding. “By launching this new railway service fr freight transport, UPS is committed to its clients in Europe and Hong Kong, enabling them to develop their business and enter new markets.”

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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