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DHL Delivers Temperature-Sensitive Shipments for the Year-End Peak Holiday Season via China-Europe Rail Network

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– Rail services continue to run as usual during the winter season with unique temperature-controlled multimodal service to ship temperature-sensitive goods throughout harsh winters, where temperatures are at an average of -20C
— Innovative solution leverages efficient and cost-effective trans-continental West rail route, from Chengdu, China to Lodz, Poland
— Customers gain flexible, reliable service that is cheaper than air freight, and faster than ocean freight

SINGAPORE, Nov. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — DHL Global Forwarding, leading provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia, has seen increased take up for its temperaturecontrolled rail solution along China’s West Corridor fromChengdu to Europe. With temperatures at an average of -20C during winter, DHL Global Forwarding offers, apart from normally equipped containers for general cargo, a unique temperature-controlled solution for temperature-sensitive goods moving by rail from China to Europe, so that its cargo rail schedules run normally.  In individually powered DHL containers, the temperature of goods can be maintained, tracked and modified, where necessary.

Using the fastest rail connection between China and Europe, DHL’s temperature-controlled rail solution runs weekly along China’s West Corridor from Chengdu, China to DHL’s intermodal hub in Małaszewicze and Lodz,Poland. Chengdu is one of the most important distribution centers in western China given its role as a hub for the electronics, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries and currently houses 262 Fortune 500 companies.

Customers using DHL’s multimodal door-to-door solution enjoy services that are cheaper than air freight; yet is faster than ocean freight with delivery time reduced to half.  This innovative solution is well-positioned to not only meet seasonal peak demands but growing demands of customers who look for reliable, cost-effective alternatives in shipping solutions.

Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific, said, “We are seeing an increase in demand across all modes of transport ahead of the year-end holiday season in particular, the temperaturecontrolled transportation option is especially useful for temperature-sensitive goods, such as certain electronics and high tech products . This multimodal service also offers a seamless solution connecting China’s manufacturers to retailers in Europein a smooth and timely manner, ensuring that holiday merchandise arrive in time at retail stores.”

“We launched this precise climate control rail solution earlier in the year after rigorous trials and tests.  Customer interest in this innovative service has been robust. During the winter season where average temperatures can dip to -20C and more along the rail route, customers can pre-define the temperatures for their shipments in the exact range of -25C to 25C.  Our customers with temperature-sensitive cargo can now be assured their goods are in good hands, even during severe winters.”

In the winter season where sub-zero temperatures are prevalent along China’s West Corridor throughKazakhstan to Europe, DHL’s temperature-controlled rail solution ensures temperature-sensitive goods are transported in optimal conditions regardless of the ambient freezing temperature. DHL’s temperature-controlled containers are individually powered and offer customers the flexibility of controlling, tracking and modifying temperatures remotely through an advanced track and trace system which also allows customers to be aware of their shipment’s precise location.


DHL — The logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics and transportation industry and “The logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, national and international parcel delivery, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation as well as contract and e-commerce related solutions along the entire supply chain. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and around 315,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their shipping and supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion Euros in 2013.

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Written by asiafreshnews

November 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Posted in Logistics

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