CEVA Logistics launches LTL service between China and Europe

Lead times from China to Europe are reported to be drastically reduced, following the launch of CEVA Logistics’ unique service offering the fastest delivery on the market.

CEVA Logistics has launched a unique, rapid Less Than Truckload (LTL) service between China and Europe to serve customers who do not have sufficient volumes to support Full Truckload Shipments (FTL).

Emerging small to medium enterprises (SMEs), large local companies (LLAs) and multinational corporations are set to benefit from this development.

The new service, according to CEVA Logistics, operates two to three times a week (subject to demand) on Tuesday/Thursday and Saturday. The Saturday schedule will also accept Li-Battery shipments (DG Class 9 Li-Battery). Drivers on this service have been specially trained and hold all requested Dangerous Goods licenses for safety TIR transport.

Rapid LTL will be offered from hubs located in Shenzhen, Suzhou, Qingdao, Tianjin, Alashankou and Khorgos. Established destination hubs in Europe are located in Poland, Germany and the UK. Shipments to and from Europe will be operated via Alashankou or Khorgos. The Hub-to-Hub delivery takes 12 days under TIR coverage. The shipment from European Hubs to the final destination will take 2-3 days.

“We took considerable time and care to set this service up to meet our customer’s needs,” said CEVA Logistics North Asia Group & Rail Product Leader, Kelvin Tang. “After six months of preparation, we can present a solution that is unique in every respect in this market. Our lead-time, rates and commitment are unrivalled and we have the fastest service on the market.”

An extension of the service to South East Asia is currently in preparation and will likely be available before the year end.

The service will operate year-round with winter conditions only expected to add 1-2 days to the overall journey time.

In other news, CEVA Logistics won a major five year contract with Pernod Ricard to provide the drinks manufacturer with warehousing and distribution support in South East Asia.

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