Launched earlier this summer, the rail service connects full-container-load (FCL) and less-than-container-load (LCL) cargo from Germany to China via a 16-day transit time, according to Hong Kong-based logistics company Tigers.
Hong Kong-based supply chain logistics company Tigers launched a new rail freight service between Duisburg, Germany, and Hefei, Chongqing, and Chengdu, China earlier this summer, the company said in statement Tuesday.
Dubbed Tiger Rail, the route offers a 16-day transit time eastbound and westbound for Full
Container Load (FCL) or Less than Container Load (LCL) shipments on weekly basis. Customers utilizing Tiger Rail can track and trace their freight shipments using the Tiger Trax platform, said the company.
“We have seized the opportunity to provide integrated logistics for our customers, who increasingly require shorter transit times than ocean freight, and lower costs than airfreight, making Tiger Rail the perfect solution,” said Paul Huang, managing director for Tigers China.
“Our customers benefit from lower shipping costs by empty container return in Switzerland for westbound services, and Shipper’s Own Container (SOC) for eastbound services, for both FCL and LCL. Tigers has already supported customers to transport over 500 TEUs as FCL, and 1500 cubic meters (CBMs) as LCL along the new Silk Road,” said Huang.
Additionally, Tigers plans to offer
e-commerce customers shipping for parcels from Europe to China, the company said.
“We are currently preparing test shipments for European
Union (EU) Business to Consumer (B2C) parcels importing to China with Tiger
Rail, and look forward to expanding our rail freight capabilities even
further,” said Andrew Jillings, CEO and group managing director for Tigers.