The addition of the export rail service in May 2017 to our portfolio enables our clients to access established services with transit time savings of up to 14 days door to door between the UK and China, compared to sea freight, at a cost of 50-60% lower than air freight, with both LCL and FCL options available.

Our LCL export service provides UK wide collection coverage for consolidation of freight at our Dartford depot.  Freight is loaded into trailers bound for our partner’s warehouse in Hamburg, from where we can also effect a Europe wide collection/consolidation service. Freight will be loaded into sealed containers at the secure warehouse in Hamburg for shipment by rail to Wuhan and the CFS managed by our partner, for customs clearance and delivery to the customer’s door.

Davies Turner’s rail services are provided in conjunction with our long term partners in China, Air Sea Transport, who have years of experience in the FCL & LCL China rail sector and offer China wide delivery of LCL consolidation cargo.

Rail can assist clients supply chain needs and is proving a popular choice 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. Combined with the benefit of stable competitive rates and secure market conditions, rail freight offers a viable alternative service which is faster than ocean and cheaper than air.

Get in touch with the team today to discuss your requirements and find out more about our services.

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