rail freight service linking destinations across the new Silk Road
Tigers to offer scheduled
services for European e-commerce shippers importing to China
Kong, China, Tuesday, 12th September 2017 – Tigers
has launched a new rail freight service, called Tiger Rail, offering customers
a 16-day transit time both east and westbound, between Duisburg, Germany, and
Hefei, Chongqing, and Chengdu, China.
Rail customers can charter a train, or book Full Container Load (FCL) or Less
than Container Load (LCL) shipments on weekly scheduled services to and from
over 15 origin stations in China.
Kong-headquartered supply chain specialist is also planning to offer
customers shipping parcels from Europe to China a cost-effective service along
the new Silk Road.
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, Tigers China.
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.
has already supported customers to transport over 500 TEUs as FCL, and 1500
cubic meters (CBMs) as LCL along the new Silk Road.”
Rail’s inaugural shipment took place over the summer, on behalf of one of one
of the largest manufacturers of exhaust and suspension systems, which chartered
a train to transport construction materials, auto parts, and electronics.
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, Chief
Executive Officer and Group Managing Director, Tigers.
Rail customers can track and trace their freight shipments using the Tiger Trax
launch of Tiger Rail comes only weeks after Tigers achieved Authorised Economic
Operator (AEO) certification in the UK, expanded its footprint with a new
office in Leeds, and launched a post-Brexit solution to combat any disruption
caused by Brexit.