Freight transport by rail is growing in China. It is considered a viable alternative to road transport because of its safe, efficient and environmentally friendly nature. Rail transport experiences a strong political and social support in China, which makes it certain to develop considerably in the near future. “In Geodis Wilson we follow closely the development of this segment, particularly when it involves intercontinental connections between China and Europe”, says Kim Pedersen, Executive Vice President of Geodis Wilson. “We are targeting customers who are looking for an alternative to airfreight with a longer lead time.” Rail Transportation offers the advantage of lower costs versus air freight over medium to long distance routes. It is also the only transport mode offering an integrated transport network connecting seaports, hinterlands and economic zones over vast distances, and across political and geographical borders.
As part of a mixed rail, sea, air and road transportation solution, Geodis Wilson’s new Chinese rail freight service will offer customized, flexible, and reliable d oor-to-door services. Shipment of goods on container block trains as well as all pre- and post-rail transportation services will be offered. These value-adds will include, pick-up, pre-carriage and on-carriage, reloading, control of trans-shipments, railway wagon planning, freight documentation and real-time tracking and tracing.
“Each customizable solution matches our priorities of safety, timely delivery and sustainability,” explains Farhad Kayyum, Rail Freight Manager, China for Geodis Wilson in Shanghai.
Geodis Wilson will also be launching services for 20 and 40 foot FCL (full container load) and break bulk from China to Central Asia, Mongolia, Russia and Europe. This builds on its already existing services to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia for a number of key customers including Dunlop Taikoo (Jinjiang) Aircraft Tyres Co., Ltd, Mindray Medical International Limited, TLD Asia Limited, Sino Energy (Beijing) Co., Ltd, Kashgar Tiandeli Industry Co., Ltd.
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About Geodis Wilson Asia Pacific
Geodis Wilson Asia Pacific is a division of Geodis Group, a global logistics provider. As part of the French railway company SNCF, Geodis offers a wide range of sustainable, innovative and cost saving multimodal solutions.
Geodis Wilson makes customers more competitive by delivering their cargo across five continents by sea and air and by making their supply chain transparent and easy to manage.
An early trendsetter in supporting customers in the region, Geodis Wilson was one of the first international logistics companies to establish operations in China and India, and has been operating in Asia Pacific for over 30 years. It has a passionate team of more than 2,100 employees in the region, striving to deliver ‘best in class’ customer service and performance.
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