As a dedicated service or as part of a multi modal solution, rail offers faster time-to-market than ocean at substantially lower cost than air freight.
Wherever your cargo is heading, you can rely on our tailored rail solutions and our connections with major rail operators to make sure your goods arrive on time, in time, every time. Our team of experts handles all aspects of the documentation ensuring flawless execution both ends and monitoring the shipments via GPS tracker enroute.
The intercontinental rail portfolio consists of 3 main products being Block Train, Single Container FCL and LCL between China and Europe, and CIS both directions.
The block train product (full train dedicated to one customer) is a tailor-made solution, reviewing the optimal and preferred routes from China to Europe and vice versa. The min. requirement is 41 containers and max. 50 containers per train.
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Single rail container FCL
The single rail container movement door to door products. Depending on origin, we have several weekly departures and options available from China to Europe and vice versa.
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The rail LCL product from China to Europe including door-to-door solutions using Poland as hub for final leg distribution to EU countries.
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It's simple and easy to use Maersk intercontinental rail products
Key benefits of intercontinental rail solutions
Addressing the challenges of online shopping, changing buying behaviors and shorter product lifestyle, Intercontinental Rail offers a competitive end-to-end solution combining reliability, sustainability and speed to market.
The significant lower costs than airfreight combined with faster lead times reduce the working capital, save interest and reduce the inventories.
Rail has excellent reliability arriving in-time, on time and no rolling policy.
Service takes 16-18 days from China's major rail gateways to Europe reducing the transit time by 10-15 days with multiple departures a week.
Railway environment friendly transport mode reducing the Co2 emission significant versus airfreight.
Complimentary to Ocean product including usage of Maersk containers given full flexibility to the customers and connecting with our strong intermodal network.
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