- New rail-sea freight service will connect businesses in China with customers in the UK, and vice versa, in 18 to 20 days
- Goods departing from Xi’an, China will be transported by rail to Kaliningrad, Russia and sailed to Immingham, a major port on the east coast of England
SHANGHAI, CHINA – Media OutReach – 13 May 2021 – In the first half of 2020, China was the only country among UK’s top five trading partners to achieve positive growth in bilateral goods trade, mainly due to a 17.2% increase in goods imported by the UK from China. To cater to the growth in UK-China trade, DHL Global Forwarding has launched a new rail-sea freight solution that will link businesses in China with customers in the UK, and vice versa, in 18 to 20 days. Compared to ocean freight that would typically take 40 days, the new service cuts transit time by more than half.