China–Laos rail service cuts transit time
Its the first international forwarder to use the brand-new China–Laos railway: DHL Global forwarding is launching a two-way railfreight service between Kunming (China) and Vientiane (Laos).
The rail service is the first of its kind on the market, shortening transit time between Kunming and Vientiane from two days via road to about 20 to 24 hours and bringing significant cost savings, the forwarder said.
The link also combines trucking from all over China to the hub in Kunming, running through the China–Laos railway, then onward with DHL's established road network service and back.
The Laos section of the China–Laos railway is 414 km long and connects Kunming (China) to Boten, Laos' northern border with China, to Vientiane in the south, on its border with Thailand. (ben)