DHL Global Forwarding has added daily intermodal services from Shanghai and a weekly service from Chengdu to the European border.
The offerings will use a combination of rail and truck transportation.
According to DHL officials, customers will see faster shipments of up to 21 days compared with ocean shipments and lower transportation costs.
This service offers the option of booking variable capacity — "ranging from a single container to a whole train,” DHL Freight’s chief executive officer, Amadou Diallo, said in a statement. “At the same time, it connects seamlessly with both our groupage network in Europe and DHL Global Forwarding, Freight's Asian network, including markets such as Japan and Korea.” - Jon Ross