China-train turns to alternative route
Dachser discontinued its China rail services with the beginning of the war in Ukraine, as the connections through Russia or Belarus became impossible.
Meanwhile, the logistics provider has launched a rail link along the Middle Corridor: starting in Xi’an in China, the trains first pass through Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, then cross the Caspian and Black Seas by ship to Romania, before finally arriving in Budapest, Hungary.
From there, the containers are transported by train to further hinterland terminals such as Vienna (Austria), Munich or Ludwigshafen (both Germany). The trains take between 45 and 55 days from the terminal in China to their destination. The new China-Europe train service will run twice a week. (ben)