Eurasian parcel delivery by train successful
The results of the first “postal pilot transportation” project proved that parcel transport by rail is a viable alternative to other modes, the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (Otif) concluded, after a meeting of experts to assess the first such transport scheme between China and Germany.
The transport of parcels by rail between China and Europe will involve establishing appropriate interfaces between four regulatory areas: customs, selling of goods, post and rail transport, according to Otif.
The project also demonstrates how different sectors can cooperate successfully. The second “postal pilot transportation” scheme will take place at the beginning of 2017. (ben)