Rail transport on the China - Hamburg (HVV) stretch

Anyone who believes that the Silk Road is a legend of past centuries is now being taught otherwise by China and Europe. In addition to the well-known sea routes, with long transit times of three weeks and more, up to 10 trains now travel weekly from China to Hamburg on the China-Europe Railway Express. Each train consists of 41 containers of 40 feet. It is part of the new Silk Road between the Orient and the Occident. This new Silk Road will be expanded in the coming years and the capacities will be significantly increased. The advantages are obvious: shorter transit times together with the use of only one or two transportation systems, namely freight trains and trucks. Both systems are very compatible with each other and have an excellent infrastructure both in China and in Europe. Cargo handling in seaports, which is often expensive, is no longer necessary. This makes it possible to offer cheap freight rates and simultaneously calculate freight times that are approximately midway between sea and air cargo.

Rail Transport China - Come aboard

Hamburg's transshipment terminal serves the distribution of containers from China throughout Europe both as FCL (Full Container Load) and in partial shipments (LCL - Less than Container Load). Of course, this also works the other way round, with the transhipment point in Zhengzhou, in the province of Henan, China. This city, with 8.5 million inhabitants, is located far in the east of China and is an important economic metropolis with a focus on mechanical engineering, as well as a supra-regional traffic hub. In Zhengzhou, goods and products from all over China are consolidated and compiled into container trains headed for Hamburg.

Take advantage of this fast and convenient overland connection between Europe and China!

We offer you an all-round service including both the export and import of goods to and from China. Our services include the collection of your freight at your location, as well as customs clearance and loading. Freight can also be accepted as an additional or partial container load. We organize the transport to Hamburg and the proper handling of the products, wherever in Europe your freight is picked up.

With Rail Transport China, we also ensure that products or goods you order from the Far East are properly declared in Germany and transported to you. Since 2014, we have been working intensively with the Chinese terminal operator in Zhengzhou, ZIH, and have since then been able to establish a productive network that considerably facilitates the transport of goods on both sides.

Goods received faster from the ‘Middle Kingdom’ - Rail Transport China

Of course, air freight is still the fastest way to receive goods from China. However, it is also the by far most expensive means of transport, which is only suitable for a limited range of goods.

Rail transport, on the other hand, is quite different and allows practically every type of cargo to be transported, just as in cargo shipping. This can be the latest mobile phone model that you can offer faster than other competitors thanks to short freight times, or a complete packaging line that you urgently need for your company. Let us convince you of the advantages of the new Silk Road and the future viability of this project between two of the world's largest trading powers. Open up your market in China with our help, whether you’re looking for new products or for new sales markets, as the most populous country on earth enjoys a constantly growing middle class with high purchasing power. Find out more now.