Global supply chain business, CEVA Logistics, has further extended its highway to the west road service between China and Europe following its first ever TIR truck to Poland at the end of last year.
CEVA recently marked a new milestone with its first ever truck from China arriving safely in Spain.
Just 16 days after setting off, the 70 cubic metres load of 7,000kg of garments destined for a Spanish retailer successfully completed the door-to-door delivery. Departing from South China, the truck travelled via Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and France.
No inspection was required during transit following the customs sealing at Khorgos on the China-Kazakstan border and it being unsealed in Spain. The total distance covered was more than 13,600km.
“This was the last official trial for our new China-Europe trucking service before we begin a regular service this month,” said CEVA Logistics Executive Vice President – North Asia, Torben Bengtsson.
“Together with our partner Alblas International Logistics, we will further extend our trucking footprint through this unique service. The TIR trucking will change our customer’s logistics flow significantly,” he said.
CEVA Logistics Director of Road & Rail – North Asia, Kelvin Tang said the newly developed trucking service has broad prospects in the marketplace.
“It’s a very cost sensitive alternative to air and rail transport,” he said. “Compared to air transport, the cost is more than 40 per cent lower. And it’s at least 10 days faster than rail transport.”
The CEVA China-Europe trucking service will, according to CEVA, be operated as a round trip twice a week, with exact departure and destination being handled flexible according to customers’ needs. In addition to FCL (Full Container Load), CEVA Logistics North Asia will also launch LCL (Less Than Container Load) service this June.
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