Record smashed: China – UK in just 17 days
Davies Turner’s direct, fixed-day, weekly rail import service from China to the UK has broken record transit times. “The first consol container that left China after we restarted our direct express China rail service into the UK in March arrived after just 17 days,” said chief Tony Cole.
“That is a full week ahead of the scheduled transit time from the Xi’an rail hub to our Dartford depot of 24 days, and beats the previous record achieved last year of 18 days.”
The weekly service that has recommenced departs the Xi’an rail hub, directly into Duisburg in Germany, where the containers are trucked to Rotterdam, then transported by ferry to Purfleet in UK for on-carriage by truck to Davies Turner’s distribution centre and finally delivered. (ben)