UPS has announced the addition of six stations to its Preferred full and less-than-container load (FCL and LCL) multi-modal rail service between Europe and China. The additional stations 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. The four new Chinese stations were chosen for their close proximity to provincial industrial manufacturing, commercial and cultural centers 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, a growing economy in the European Union which is a center for e-commerce fulfillment, research & development and industrial manufacturing.
The UPS China-Europe Rail service offers features such as a simplified customs clearance, as UPS' systems are automatically links to customs authorities, reducing the risk of error. Emissions from the rail service will also be reduced, with the rail emitting 25 times less CO2 than air freight.Source: UPS