Container train operations between Europe and China
With the opening of the Chinese hinterland and the relocation of production in the inland areas, the request for rail logistics products has risen considerably for export and import directions. As a block train operator RTSB provides the routing of the 11,000 kilometer track to either the Transsiberian railway via Zabaykalsk (RU) or Erlian (MN), or via the southern route to central China via Dostyk (KZ).
RTSB – PUBLIC TRAIN EUROPE
• Non-stop within 48 hours with the container train “KATARINA” from Hamburg to Brest
• Feeder- trains with connections to Duisburg and Hamburg from diverse railway stations in the direction of Brest or Chop
• Provision of ISO containers and flat cars to the transship-borders within 24 hours
• Further transport in block train after reloading on private and railway-owned broad-gauge cars from Brest or Chop
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BLOCK TRAIN OPERATION – EUROPE ↔ CHINA
Since 2013, the RTSB GmbH has been forwarding container trains between China, Central Asia and Europe on behalf of well-known shipping companies. The advantage of rail freight compared to sea transport is mainly the reduced transit time and the shortened delivery time of the container from the place of loading to the railway terminal.
The transit time is only 12-16 days, that is three times faster than by sea. While optimally consolidating regular container shipments westbound and eastbound with fully loaded trains, we are able to reduce idle capacity costs to a minimum and thereby keep our freight rates stable. This gives our customers planning reliability in large long-term projects.
The customer base of RTSB includes global operating transportation companies that serve the auto-motive and electronics premium manufacturers. RTSB supports these companies in the organization of container transports by rail. The tasks of RTSB are the operational management and coordination of the involved, mostly state-run railway companies.
The advantage here is the collaborative partnership with Belintertrans Ltd., the logistics department of the Belarusian Railway. Since 2012 the “Belaruskaya Chyhunka” (Belorussian Railway) also has a branch Belintertrans-Germany GmbH, based in Friedrichsdorf / Germany.
Through short lines of communication the customs procedures as well as the customs clearance procedures at the border Małaszewicze / Brest are signiﬁ cantly accelerated. The “Gateway to the East”, begins in Friedrichsdorf / Germany already. All matters relating to the Customs Union between Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus can be clariﬁed ﬁrst hand already in advance.
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