UPS expanded its China-Europe rail service

Adding more cities in China and Europe gives UPS customers greater access to alternative shipping options

UPS expanded its China-Europe rail service

UPS is adding six stations to its “Preferred” full and less-than-container load (FCL and LCL) multimodal rail service between Europe and China. The additional stops will give customers moving goods on the world’s largest trade lane more options to reduce supply chain costs and better balance cost/time-in-transit requirements.

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.

“Our China-Europe rail services can save customers up to 65 percent versus air freight and improve time-in-transit by 40 percent versus traditional ocean freight service,” said Cindy Miller, president of UPS Global Freight Forwarding. The four new Chinese stations were chosen for their close proximity to provincial industrial manufacturing, commercial and cultural centres in interior 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 as a growing economy in the European Union which is a centre for e-commerce fulfilment, research & development and industrial manufacturing.

UPS’ China-Europe Rail service also offers Full Service Offering of both FCL and LCL moved in both directions between China and Europe, TV monitoring during train transition, seal management, alarms, and optional GPS container tracking, temperature control, simplified customs clearance, End-to-end Visibility by FlexTM Global View and convinces in terms of sustainability, as rail service emits 25 times less CO2 than air freight.

UPS offers a fully integrated air, ground, sea and rail network. The group is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting parcels and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.