A successful and promising pilot project
Branch manager Alexander Eckel, who coordinated the pilot project at Logwin, explains: “With this transport we have opened a new chapter for our customers. Truck transport to and from China holds numerous advantages for customers. First of all, there is the shorter total transport time. Thanks to the shorter lead times compared to rail transport, we save about 7 days.
Above all, however, we are opening up a simplified option for the transport of hazardous goods, for example, that cannot be moved by sea or rail at all, or only at great expense. Lithiumion batteries bear mentioning in this respect, as freight that is increasingly in demand – whether it be for e-bikes or as supplies for the automotive industry.”
The "door to door" transport from China to Germany took place in compliance with high safety standards. The loading in the Dongguan region was personally monitored by employees of the Logwin branch in Guangzhou, the trucks used were manned by two drivers during the entire journey and equipped with their own GPS tracking system. In Germany, the customs clearance and complete handover of the goods to the customer was attended by Logwin employees. In addition to proper customs clearance, special attention was paid to adequate insurance coverage for the transport.
This flexible transport route newly developed for Logwin customers now complements currently still scarce air freight and rail capacities.
Logwin AG (Grevenmacher, Luxembourg) provides efficient logistics and transport solutions for its customers from industry and trade. In 2019, the group generated sales of EUR 1.1bn and currently employs about 4,300 staff. Logwin operates in all main markets worldwide and has around 190 locations on six continents. With its two business segments Solutions and Air + Ocean, Logwin AG is one of the leaders in the market.
Logwin AG is listed in the Prime Standard of the Deutsche Börse. The majority shareholder is DELTON Logistics S.à r.l., Grevenmacher (Luxembourg).
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