If you need cargo faster than ocean freight, costing much less than air freight… then the new china rail freight service is the perfect option for you.
China rail services are continuing to play a vital part in the UK supply chain via the famous Silk Road railway track, which links 12,000 kilometres of track via the Trans Siberian Railway. An exciting development has now taken place, with trains going from Chengdu and various other rail hubs to Immingham, UK.
This service is for importers and provides an opportunity to send and receive rail freight to and from China, which in turn allows for faster delivery at a competitive cost.
Brunel act as Customs Broker for first China to London Train!
Brunel are very proud to have been appointed customs brokers for the very first China to London freight train service, and handling the import customs clearance and compliance for all 34 containers. The video below shows our group director, Mike White, being interviewed by ITV news and talking about the experience.
The service has now developed with 8 main China Rail hubs and regular trains to Felixstowe and Immingham ports. The video below shows our group director, Mike White, being interviewed by ITV news and talking about the experience.
China Rail Freight across Europe
Apart from the UK (London), here are some other European Routes/Schedules
China – Warsaw (Poland) 19 days
China – Hamburg (Germany) 15 days
China – Moscow (Russia) 18 days
There are two key China rail links/routes: The first goes due north from China and connects with the famous Russian Trans-Siberian, or heading west across Kazakhstan before feeding into the Trans-Siberian at Yekaterinburg, a key junction for rail freight movements going in a westerly drection, and providing a key freight and project cargo transport link into Europe.
One of the things that is key here is the opportunity for companies like Brunel Shipping to take advantage of cross trade opportunities, and we are pleased to be able to offer competitive rates for this new China rail service.
What are the key benefits?
SAVING TIME AND COST
The cost of China rail freight transportation is potentially fifty per cent less than current air freight imports from China, and transit time is 45%-50% shorter than sea freight (saving of anywhere between 12-14 days).
FAST CUSTOMS CLEARANCE PROCESS
Both declaration and inspection can be completed more or less immediately, with your goods being released much quicker than expensive air or traditional sea freight. This customs service is available as a full 24 hour a day service which we manage through our team in London and our partners in mainland China.
FLEXIBLE AND MULTIPLE SERVICES
A wide variety of goods are accepted for transportation, and services available include: Door to Door and FCL shipments.
We are the experts!
Brunel are very proud to have been appointed customs brokers for the very first China to London freight train service, and handled the import customs clearance and compliance for all 34 containers.