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23 May 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 05:36 GMT+2



May 15, 2018

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Agreement DHL - Rail Group Cargo in order to develop the rail shipment between China and Europe

The objective is to shorten the time of distance from 1/2 - 14 days to 10 days within 2020

Global express courier DHL Forwarding of the German group Deutsche Post and the railway society Rail goods Cargo Group (RCG) of railway group Austrian ÖBB have undersigned a memorandum of understanding that it previews the realization of an intermodal railway Network between Austria and China in the picture of the New Via of the Silk. On this director the two companies have already started a collaboration that has led in the first train of 600 meters gone last month from Chengdu directed to Vienna(on 10 April 2018).

The agreement previews that the two parts work together in order to increase the ability to rail shipment and in order to jointly develop to lines alternatives to the current railway connections between China and Europe taking advantage of the infrastructure and the acquired experience from the society Austrian on the route trans-Kazakh of the New Via of the Silk. The objective is to shorten the time of distance between China and Europe, than currently it is of 12-14 days, arriving to transit a railway Time of 10 days within 2020.

Moreover DHL will collaborate supplying services door-to-door included services of road haulage between the train station of Qingbaijiang to Chengdu with other areas of China and between Vienna South Freight Centre, the multimodale center of group ÖBB in presses of the vital Austrian, and other European train stations and other final destinations.

"The Chinese market - it has emphasized Thomas Kargl, member of the board of directors of Rail Cargo Group - offers enormous a growth potential for Europe and we want that this line promotes the increase of the traffic volumes that last year are increased almost of 16% and that they do not show some sign of slow down or future decrease".

"The partnership - Steve Huang has explained, managing director of Global DHL Forwading Greater China - it is started in the within of the visit of State in China and the signature of 30 agreements of cooperation with total Chinese companies for 1,9 billion dollars approximately. The memorandum of understanding together puts the immense experience of railway logistics of RCG with the know-how-how in the shipment end-to-end of goods of the DHL and with its multimodale Network that is one of largest to the world. This will offer to our new customers in Europe and China ulterior options of long transport the New Via of the Silk".


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