[Photo provided by CJ Logistics Corp.]
South Korea’s top courier CJ Logistics Corp. will start a door-to-door overland parcel delivery service from China to Europe via railways and trucks.
The company said it will start the Eurasia Bridge Service that uses both Trans China Railway trains and trucks to deliver containers directly from China to clients’ manufacturing plants and logistics centers in Europe.
The service will use the train route connecting Chengdu, China to Lodz, Poland and Nuremberg, Germany then to Tilburg, the Netherlands. After containers arrive at each station, trucks will deliver cargos to final destinations located within 400 kilometers from the train stations.
It is the first time for a courier company to offer a door-to-door parcel delivery service via trains and trucks in a route connecting Asia and Europe, according to CJ Logistics.
For its new courier service, the Korean firm will be working with Rail Transportation Service Broker GmbH (RTSB), which operates railway services across Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region.
By using the Trans China Railway, the freight charge between Europe and Asia would drop to one-fifth of air shipping. It also would take only a third of the time needed for ship freight, said CJ Logistics. The company plans to increase its courier service routes from Asia to Europe to 52 and the reverse routes to 74. It also aims to expand its courier service to connect 30 major European cities and 24 Asian countries in the future.
By Baek Sang-kyung and Cho Jeehyun
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