Thursday, April 4, 2019

Freight Forwarder Extends Road Haulage Logistics Link with China

First Truck Arrives in Europe
Shipping News Feature
CHINA – EUROPE – CEVA Logistics has further extended its highway to the west road haulage service between China and Europe, with the freight forwarder's first ever truck from China arriving safely at its destination in Spain.

16 days after initially setting off, the 70 m3, 7 tonne load of garments destined for a global retailer in Spain successfully completed the door-to-door delivery. Departing from South China, the truck travelled via Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and France. Kelvin Tang, Director of Road & Rail CEVA Logistics North Asia, commented:

"It's a very cost sensitive alternative to air and rail transport. Compared to air transport, the cost is more than 40% lower. And it's at least 10 days faster than rail transport."

No inspection was required during transit as it was sealed by Customs at Khorgos on the China-Kazakhstan border remained so until the seals were broken upon arrival in Spain. The total distance covered was more than 13,600 kilometres. Torben Bengtsson, Executive Vice President of CEVA Logistics North Asia, said:

"This was the last official trial for our new China-Europe trucking service before we begin a regular service this month. Together with our partner Alblas International Logistics, we will further extend our trucking footprint through this unique service. The TIR trucking will change our customer's logistics flow significantly."

The CEVA China-Europe trucking service will be operated as a round trip twice a week, with exact departure and destination operating by demand and in accordance with customers’ needs. In addition to FCL services CEVA Logistics North Asia says it will also be launching an LCL service this June.