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DHL facilitates trade between Europe and Taiwan

New sea link between Taiwan and mainland China connects the market to Europe via Warsaw DHL Railline full-container load service available from Europe into mainland China and return DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, the air, sea and road freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has linked Taiwan via a sea connection to mainland China into … Continued

  • New sea link between Taiwan and mainland China connects the market to Europe via Warsaw
  • DHL Railline full-container load service available from Europe into mainland China and return

DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, the air, sea and road freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has linked Taiwan via a sea connection to mainland China into its pioneering and fast expanding North Asia multimodal network. This new destination offers customers in Europe full-container load door-to-door service, DHL Railline, by connecting the Warsaw-Suzhou rail network to the leading Taichung port in Taiwan through a sea link. The service is also available westbound for customers with cargo in Taiwan interested in growing their businesses in the European market.

“Since we introduced the first multimodal service in 2011, we have constantly expanded the network to support the steadily increasing trading relations between Europe and China,” said Amadou Diallo, CEO DHL Freight. “By adding Taiwan to the network, we are further expanding our footprint into North Asia, facilitating the access for customers in Europe to export semi-finished products, machinery and equipment to the country.”

DHL started its expansion into North Asia in 2014, when it connected Japan to the network. By further expanding the service to Taiwan, customers in both Europe and all over North Asia can now rely on a scheduled seamless logistics service allowing them to grow their businesses across the two continents. The flexibility of the DHL Railline service allows customers to book single containers, wagon groups or whole block trains.

The new west- and eastbound multimodal Europe-China-Taiwan service offers freight costs savings of up to 85% and CO2 emissions by up to 90% compared to air freight and shorter transit times than ocean freight. Similar to the Japan solution, the new service uses a combination of trucking, sea and rail solutions to move cargo from Europe or Taiwan onto DHL’s rail freight network. This multimodal solution reduces the delivery time by between 10 and 21 days, depending on origin and destination pairs, compared to solely using ocean freight.

Earlier this year, DHL added a new route to its China-Europe multimodal network – the eastbound and westbound Hamburg- Zhengzhou service which complements DHL Global Forwarding, Freight’s established routes. On the eastbound side, the Hamburg-Zhengzhou route via the trans-Kazakh West Corridor complements the other eastbound offerings from Warsaw to Suzhou via the trans-Siberian corridor. On the westbound side, the first is a weekly scheduled block train service along the trans-Kazakh West Corridor rail service that originates from Chengdu, a hub for high tech goods, automotive and other industries, and the main distribution center for Western China, to Lodz in Poland. The second – also weekly – via the trans-Siberian North Corridor serves the manufacturing and commercial centers of Shanghai, Suzhou and surrounding areas and runs between Suzhou and Warsaw. Connecting seamlessly to DHL’s expanding network across Europe and Asia, DHL’s multimodal services ensure complete supply chain visibility and a faster-to-market option.

In 2014, DHL pioneered the first temperature-controlled China-Europe rail service, providing customers with temperature-sensitive products year-round access to this cost-effective shipping route regardless of the weather conditions.

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