New combined train connects Luxembourg to China
CFL multimodal, in cooperation with the Chinese company Chengdu International Railway Service Co.(CDIRS), is launching a combined train between the Intermodal Terminal of Bettembourg-Dudelange (Luxembourg) and the Chengdu Qingbaijiang International Railway Port (China). The first train has left Luxembourg today and is expected to arrive in Chengdu on April 19th.
The train is operated by CDIRS, in collaboration with RTSB and CFL multimodal. The objective of the partners is to run the train on a weekly basis by mid-2019, and to offer door-to-door solutions to their customers.
Upon arrival in Luxembourg, the containers are delivered to the final customers by road or by rail through the daily combined train shuttles to Lyon, Le Boulou and Barcelona, Trieste (with ferry connexions to Turkey), Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Gent (with ferry connexions to UK and Scandinavia). The intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange is also connected to Paris since March 2019.
Thanks to its extensive infrastructure and the wide range of its service offering, CFL multimodal can provide full-service logistics solutions, including first- and last-mile services, cross-docking, warehousing and custom services.
In China, CDIRS offers first and last mile to major economic centers as well as a comprehensive set of logistics services.
This new offer distinguishes itself from existing ones, as it integrates, from the very beginning, the concepts of door-to-door services and of a dual hub strategy supported by two well connected intermodal hubs in Europe and China.
This new connection completes the existing offer, focusing on the volumes with origine/destination South and Western Europe.