We have been offering our container train solution between China and Europe since 2014 when it was first established. Over the past few years, the market demand for fast, efficient, and sustainable transport alternatives has increased, and we are now stepping up our game. As one step towards further developing our train solution, we have appointed Johan Ignell as Rail Freight Manager at Greencarrier Freight Services.
An increasing demand for an alternative to air freight and sea freight
Last year, we handled about 25 000 cubic metres of goods at Greencarrier Freight Services using our container train solution between China and Europe. Johan Ignell, who is one of the original initiators of developing our train solution, is now taking on the challenge as Rail Freight Manager at Greencarrier Freight Services. He has previously worked as Trade Lane Manager with focus on the Far East, and has extensive knowledge and experience of the Chinese market, working in our Shanghai office.
Johan sees a clear increase in demand for fast, efficient, and sustainable transport alternatives between China and Europe. “There is an increasing demand on the market of transport solutions that are not as costly as air freight and don’t have as long lead-times as sea freight”, he says. “Right now, due to the current strike situation in the Port of Gothenburg in Sweden, we are also seeing an increasing demand from exporters in Sweden to transport their goods by rail to China. As a general trend, many customers are looking into innovative and sustainable transport solutions that reduce their environmental impact.”
A fast, efficient and sustainable container train solution
When transporting goods by train, it is possible to cut lead times in half compared to sea freight, from approximately 40 days to 20 days. At the same time, you can also minimise costs by 50 percent compared to air freight, not to mention the environmental benefits.
Our container train solution is fast, efficient, and sustainable and includes both FCL (Full Container Load and LCL (Less than Container Load) services for import as well as export to and from China. The goods are handled from our hub in Shanghai and transported southbound to Warsaw in Poland. When the containers arrive in Warsaw, the goods are stored in our warehouse in Karpin and distributed by road to the end destination. Our warehouse in Karpin is also used for groupage and stuffing of containers with goods going eastbound.
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