Davies Turner are proud to provide our pioneering direct UK weekly rail service in conjunction with our long term partners in China, Air Sea Transport, who have years of experience in the China rail sector.

Since 2016 we have been offering import and export China/UK rail services for full load (FCL) and groupage (LCL) shipments, assisting clients with their supply chain needs when orders are running behind schedule, at times of peak ocean demand, when an ocean sailing has been missed, for larger shipments or dense cargo that makes air freight prohibitive.

On an international level, rail freight from China has increased from 25,000 TEU in 2014 to 325,000 TEU in 2018 and is proving a very popular choice for our customers in the UK, with over 65% of bookings coming from repeat business.

It is easy to understand the popularity of our rail product, when compared to ocean it offers significantly reduced transit times, up to 22 days saving from Northern China, along with stable market conditions enabling us to offer rates with extended validities. In comparison to air it is not only significantly cheaper, up to 70% less, but also has the benefit of being a more environmentally friendly option, an important consideration for many companies.

Take a look at our Rail services below, or get in touch with our knowledgeable and experienced team today to find out more about the Rail services we can offer.


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Direct weekly consol service from China to the UK in just 22 days.

Davies Turner are proud to operate the only direct dedicated weekly rail service for groupage and full load shipments from China to the UK.

Express China Rail Import


Direct weekly groupage service from China to the UK with full schedule details.

UK and Europe wide door delivery is available for our Express China Rail import service.

Import Rail Schedule


Express China Rail rates - up to 70% cheaper than air.

Stable and competitive rates available for groupage (LCL) and full load (FCL) rail movements.

Rail Freight Rates


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Davies Turner offer established full load (FCL) and groupage (LCL) rail services to China, cutting transit times by up to 14 days door to door compared to sea freight, at a cost saving of up to 70% compared to air freight.

Express China Rail Export


Rail service guide UK to China

UK and Europe wide collection services are available for our Express China Rail export service.

Export Rail Schedule


Rail offers considerable transit time savings compared to ocean.

Our direct weekly groupage (LCL) service achieved an average transit time of just 22 days from rail hub, China to Davies Turner depot, UK during 2019.

Transit Time


There are many reasons why you may want to choose Davies Turner's Express China Rail service, not least because its faster than ocean / cheaper than air / more environmentally friendly. There are lots more reasons why rail could prove the solution you have been waiting for.

Why Choose Rail?


Davies Turner along with our partner in China, Air Sea Transport, have years of experience in the China rail sector, here we answer some of the many questions customers have about this exciting third freight option.

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