RAIL FREIGHT

The Perfect Platform for Business Expansion

Our Rail Freight products offer secure, reliable and environmentally friendly freight transportation via rail, either throughout Europe or connecting Europe and Asia, West- and Eastbound, LCL (Less-than-Container-Load) or FCL (Full-Container-Load).

Our Products

All products include :

  • Defined lead times
  • Optional Cargo Insurance
  • End-to-end visibility
  • Optional Customs Brokerage

DHL RailLine

Full-Container-Load (FCL)
  • Regular departures from major business centers across Europe and Asia
  • An environmentally friendly alternative for your FCL cargo transportation
  • Services available for containers, trailers, wagon groups and block train movements
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Full-Container-Load (FCL) rail multi-modal service available with single containers, trailers, wagon groups and block train movements.

Environmentally friendly, cost efficient & providing reliable and prompt connections within Europe, and connecting Asia Pacific and Europe – both west and eastbound.

  • Standard loading unit: containers, trailers, wagon groups and block trains 
  • Pre and on-carriage, either by chassis truck or trailer (tilt or box)
  • Service covering Asian origins/destinations in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, to and from Europe
  • Highly reliable connections between DHL’s regional networks in Europe and Asia
  • Dedicated rail hubs in Europe and China 
  • Standardized operation from pick-up to delivery 
  • Secure and monitored loading and handling 
  • State-of-the-art Track and Trace 
  • Efficient handling of transit formalities 
  • Regular departures between major business centers 
  • Defined and highly reliable door-to-door lead times 
  • Excludes dangerous goods

DHL RailConnect

Less-than-Container-Load (LCL)
  • Fast & secure transportation of your Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) cargo
  • Regular departures from major business centers across Europe and China
  • Defined & reliable transit times
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Flexible, environmentally friendly Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) rail multi-modal services that provides/offers reliable and pre-defined scheduled departures. 

Fast, secure & cost efficient transportation, connecting Asia Pacific and Europe – both west and eastbound.

  • Standard loading unit: pallets, cartons or boxes
  • Service covering origins/destinations in China and Europe
  • Regular departures between major business centers, with connections between DHL’s regional networks, via dedicated rail hubs in Europe and China
  • Standardized operation from pick-up to delivery, with defined and highly reliable door-to-door lead times 
  • Secure and monitored loading and handling
  • State-of-the-art Track and Trace
  • Efficient handling of transit formalities
  • Pick-up and delivery via DHL road networks
  • Maximum dimensions per item: 240cm (L) x 220cm (W) x 220cm (H)
  • Excludes dangerous goods

Why Choose Us?

  • Pre-defined schedule and capacity providing fast and secure connection between Asia and Europe and/or Europe to Asia
  • A range of flexible Rail and Multimodal transport solutions at a cost efficient rate including a suite of value added services ensure that you receive the quality service you expect from DHL
  • Environment-friendly; helping you to meet your environmental responsibility commitments

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Get your goods on the right track with the help of our Rail Freight Experts

  • DHL is a rail freight operator that is as unique and special as your cargo. DHL's rail freight services are not just precise, quick, and secure, but also environmentally sustainable. Your cargo will arrive in perfect condition, on time, and in total safety. DHL streamlines rail transportation for you in complete harmony with your business. Get in touch with our Experts and look into getting a Business account to discover the benefits of being a frequent customer with DHL.

    DHL rail freight transport connects several locations and countries. We have dependable and secure networks within Europe and between Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, from east to west. Shipments can be made from Europe to China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam, and also from these countries to Europe. All these shipments come with the guarantee of DHL Global Forwarding, your rail freight specialist.

    As with all other services performed by DHL, rail freight also uses the latest technology. All cargo handling and transportation is monitored and tracked 24 hours a day with state-of-the-art systems. You will have daily updates on security, temperature, and shipment tracking. We also have exclusive centers in Europe and China, where the entire operation is controlled from end to end, door to door, collection to delivery. This provides assurance and reliability on your delivery time, a key link in the entire business chain and helpful insight that benefits you and your customers.

    Let DHL deliver your freight on time, in prime condition, and fully secure by rail. We offer the Flexigateway solution, which uses all available rail connections. In addition, we take care of all transportation regulations so you don't have to waste time. Get a DHL quote for your cargo and discover the difference of our rail freight prices.

  • The eco-footprint is the metric of the environmental impact of companies' activities. Its reduction is among the greatest concerns of the modern world, as it has a direct implication on global warming and climate change. More than ever, it is necessary to transport loads with the lowest possible environmental impact and have a reduced eco-footprint. DHL's rail freight services reduce greenhouse gas emissions and your carbon footprint. Get to know our solutions for reducing environmental impact.

    The economy cannot stop and cargo still needs to be moved across the world. Still, a reduced ecological footprint implies less release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. DHL rail freight transport has the advantage of being cleaner and more environmentally friendly than road or sea transport. DHL offers you the best and most modern rail transportation to help you achieve your goals of reducing your carbon footprint. Make your business more contemporary and up-to-date with the global trend to protect the environment.

    Rail transportation emits up to 90% less greenhouse gases than air transportation and it is up to six times cheaper than road transport. Rail freight is also much faster than sea transportation if the delivery time is up to 21 days. Nothing compares to rail transport in terms of cost and reduced eco-footprint. Get to know more about rail freight logistics with DHL with our brochure.

  • At DHL, you will find multimodal transport services that include rail transportation. These services are flexible and environmentally sustainable and offer reliable, pre-defined scheduled departures. You can plan your shipment and we’ll adapt to your needs to serve your business. Let DHL work for you.

    At DHL, we offer a multimodal Full-Container-Load (FCL) rail freight service with cargo in individual containers, trailers, wagon groups, and block train movements. FCL means that your cargo will be transported on its own within a single container, even if it is not filled up completely. Handling and delivery are always completed with strict and highly reliable door-to-door time frames.

    The other rail freight option that DHL offers is the LCL (Less-than-Container-Load), which allows you to move cargo that is smaller than a container. Your freight will be part of a container that also takes shipments from other customers, resulting in a reduction of costs and a more eco-friendly shipping method. The cargo can be pallets or boxes and the maximum dimensions per item are 240 cm (length) x 220 cm (width) x 220 cm (height). Keep in mind that we are unable to transport dangerous or illegal goods.

    Do you have any queries or concerns regarding your next delivery? Be sure to contact us by phone or email and find answers to your questions as soon as possible. DHL provides some of the most competitive rail freight prices and services for you in Brazil and the rest of the world. The next time you need to send cargo, send it with DHL.