Rail China

If airfreight is too expensive and ocean freight takes too long, than there is a solution; the train!

In fifteen to eighteen days trains from Chinese and Russian railway companies will bring containers from northern and central China to Europe.
Innovative and reliable are the characteristics of this direct connection between China and Europe and v.v.

All benefits at a glance:

• 3 departures per week; Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
• A transit of about 16 days
• Cheaper than Airfreight and faster than Ocean freight
• Flexibility in ‘last mile’ delivery
• Opportunities for FCL and LCL
• Pre-carriage throughout China
• For both dry and temperature-controlled goods
• Sustainable and environmentally friendly mode of transport

For more information about rail China please contact:
Wener Florentinus (wener.florentinus@neelevat.com)
or just give us a call at +31 88 996 4000

We’ll be at your service.

The history of the Silk Road

The Silk Road was a network of caravan routes through Central Asia, along which trade was conducted for many centuries between China and eastern Asia on the one hand and the Middle East and the Mediterranean on the other. For centuries, the Silk Road was the main link between East and West. The name comes from the silk that people brought from the east to the west.

In July 2015, the first container train from China arrived at the Kijfhoek railway yard near Rotterdam. In September 2016, a fixed weekly rail connection was included in the timetable with container trains between Chengdu in China and Rotterdam/Tilburg. Due to differences between the track widths on the route, the containers are placed twice on other container trucks en route.