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Bridging the gap between air freight costs and sea freight service, rail can provide an effective alternative from China and other trade routes.

With the advances in online retailing, consumer expectations for fast delivery of orders has never been higher.  This has led to an increase in air freight and whilst retailers balance the costs with its service benefits, CML believe in finding feasible alternatives. 

CML is at the forefront of the silk road rail revolution operating weekly container slots from China based loading depots into Hamburg and Duisburg for either on-carriage by rail to the UK or transfer to road and overnight delivery into the UK.  With faster and more reliable transit times often showing a reduction of up to three weeks, rail can be a credible alternative.

Despatching from Chinese factory door to the EU as the FCL or LCL, not only allows for a significant time-saving against ocean freight but a considerable cost saving against air freight, whilst at the same time, reducing the supply chain carbon footprint.  

Freight rail routes are expanding daily and solutions can be tailored to fit within a full multimodal supply chain model creating a truly flexible service offering.



"The whole process was made simple by the team at CML and took less than two weeks to implement from initial discussion to first departure.

I would like to thank CML for providing a professional service and timely resolution that helped prevent a serious line down situation."

Graham Wicks, Material Scheduler

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