Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New Weekly FCL and LCL Rail Freight Services Links Europe with Mainland China

Another Set of Track Borne Container Cargo Services for the Silk Road
Shipping News Feature
CHINA – GERMANY – Hong Kong headquartered supply chain and e-commerce specialist, Tigers, has launched a new, weekly scheduled, rail freight service to and from fifteen stations across China to link with Duisburg, Germany via hubs at Hefei, Chongqing, and Chengdu. 'Tiger Rail' customers can charter a train, or book FCL and LCL container load shipments and there are also plans to offer e-commerce customers shipping parcels from Europe to China a cost-effective service along the new Silk Road. Andrew Jillings, Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director, Tigers, said:

“We are currently preparing test shipments for European Union (EU) Business to Consumer (B2C) parcels importing to China with Tiger Rail, and look forward to expanding our rail freight capabilities even further.”

Tiger Rail’s inaugural shipment took place over the summer, on behalf of one of one of the largest manufacturers of exhaust and suspension systems, which chartered a train to transport construction materials, auto parts, and electronics and shipments can be racked whilst en route via the Tiger Trax platform. Paul Huang, Managing Director, Tigers China, commented:

“We have seized the opportunity to provide integrated logistics for our customers, who increasingly require shorter transit times than ocean freight, and lower costs than airfreight, making Tiger Rail the perfect solution. Our customers benefit from lower shipping costs by empty container return in Switzerland for westbound services, and Shipper’s Own Container (SOC) for eastbound services, for both FCL and LCL. Tigers has already supported customers to transport over 500 TEUs as FCL, and 1500 cubic meters (CBMs) as LCL along the new Silk Road.”

The launch of Tiger Rail comes only weeks after Tigers achieved Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification in the UK, expanded its footprint with a new office in Leeds, and launched a post-Brexit solution intended to combat any disruption caused by the split with the EU.

Photo: Left to right: Paul Huang, Managing Director, Mabel Shi, Product Manager – Railway, and Eric Ou, General Manager – Shenzhen and Xiamen, All Tigers China.