Rail freight offers great flexibility in both pricing and time, not to mention the environmental benefits. Compared to ocean and road, it is greatly dependable with high speed over long distances and well organised with fixed routes and schedules.
We offer two rail freight setups for consolidated goods between China and Europe. Our solutions are optimised to meet today’s needs for fast and reliable transit times to the Scandinavian and Baltic countries. Your containers are unloaded in our own warehouses in Europe. This way, we ensure the highest priority and careful handling of your goods to avoid any cargo damage.
We offer weekly departures for both FCL and LCL to Warsaw with only 14 days of transit time. The container types used are 20’DV, 40’DV and 40’HQ. The trains are equipped with GPS devices to provide our customers with daily information about the container position. The goods are collected by truck in Warsaw and transported to their final destinations in Europe, all handled by our own Greencarrier office in Warsaw. Our extended road network covers entire northern Europe and makes on-carriage fast and reliable. We also offer pre- and on-carriage by a feeder from China to South Korea and Japan, and the other way around.
Rail-based transport should be seen as an alternative to the more traditional transport modes because it is a much better choice from an environmental point of view compared to air freight as well as the combination of sea and air. In addition, the lead times are much shorter than ocean freight and the cost is lower than air freight.
The major environmental advantage of rail is the reduction of exhaust emissions. Our entire railway route is electrified and mainly supplied by hydroelectric power plants. Comparing the transit times and CO2 emissions of different transport modes for the distance between Suzhou and Warsaw, it is clear that our container train solution is a great option.
Comparing rail to pure ocean freight and combined sea and air freight, there is also the reliability factor to consider. Ocean transports from China to northern Europe usually takes about 40 to 50 days. With our rail-based solution, you eliminate the long transit time by ocean, which minimises the risk of sudden delays caused by bad weather conditions or congestions in the ports.