Dachser: new weekly train service along Silk Road
The first train was loaded with 42 containers carrying BASF chemical products and has now arrived in the central Chinese city of Xi´an. Dachser took care of all organisational aspects — including coordination with train operator RTSB, customs clearance and distribution of the goods in China by truck.
The train started at the KTL Kombi-Terminal Ludwigshafen in Germany. Because rail gauges vary in size along the route, the containers have to be reloaded onto different trains in the Polish village of Małaszewicze and at the Kazakh border with China.
The block train’s journey took just 14 days - more than two weeks faster than by container ship. After a start-up phase the train will run in a regular mode by weekly departures, said Dachser. (ben)