China Railway is a wholly owned state company and has over 2,000,0000 employees within its various divisions.
Whilst passenger volume rose by 10.9% in 2016 compared to 2015, the volume of freight saw a drop of 3.3%.
China Railway have taken huge steps in the last twelve months to alleviate the situation in terms of freight volume, and Brunel Project Cargo have taken the opportunity to become heavily involved in supporting companies who need to move project cargo, heavy lift and break bulk equipment from China that is mission critical.
There are two key rail links/routes: The first goes due north from China and connects with the famous Russian Trans-Siberian or heading west across Kazakhstan before feeding into the Trans-Siberian at Yekaterinburg, a key juncton for rail freight movements going in a westerly drection, and providing a key freight and project cargo transport link into Europe.
These routes are more commonly known as the China Silk Road or the China Silk Route
And now the very first China Railway freight train from Yiwu to London is expected to arrive at Barking Station in East London on the 18th January
This new route now offers both importers and exporters a huge opportunity in terms of time and cost savings
SAVING TIME AND COSTS
The cost of rail freight transport is potentially 50% less than current air freight transport, and transit time is nearly 50% shorter than sea freight transport.
FAST CUSTOMS CLEARANCE PROCESS
Both declaration and inspection can be completed at once, with goods being released much quicker than air or sea freight. This customs service is available as a full 7 day and 24 hour service.
FLEXIBLE AND MULTIPLE SERVICES
A wide variety of goods are accepted for transportation and services available include Door to Door, FCL & LCL shipments.