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Rail Freight

Boarding trains across Europe and beyond


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).

Ecological Advantage

Minimize your impact on the environment by reducing your CO2 emission compared to certain different transport modes.

Flexibility

Our extensive network coverage and total control over our own equipment, enable flexible door-to-door solutions that can meet business peaks and market fluctuations.

Reliability

Enjoy accurate transit times and stable pricing conditions in planning your supply chain. Also benefit from our efficient handling of import, export and transit formalities.

Transparent and Secure

Your shipments are safe and always visible via our state-of-the-art Track and Trace system. GPS monitoring is also available on request.

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DHL RailLine - Full-Container-Load (FCL)

Our Full-Container-Load (FCL) rail multimodal service is environmentally friendly, cost efficient and provides reliable and prompt connections within Europe, and connecting Asia Pacific and Europe - both west and eastbound.

Regular departures between major business centers and highly reliable door-to-door lead times

Features
  • Service covering Asian origins/destinations in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, to and from Europe
  • Dedicated rail hubs in Europe and China
  • Standard loading unit: containers, trailers, wagon groups and block trains
  • Pre and on-carriage, either by chassis truck or trailer (tilt or box)
Excludes dangerous goods
Services and Options
  • 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

DHL RailConnect - Less-than-Container-Load (LCL)

Flexible, environmentally friendly Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) rail multimodal services that offers reliable and pre-defined scheduled departures, connecting Asia Pacific and Europe – both west and eastbound.

Regular departures between major business centers and highly reliable door-to-door lead times

Features
  • Service covering Asian origins/destinations in China and Europe
  • Dedicated rail hubs in Europe and China
  • Standard loading unit: pallets, cartons or boxes
  • Maximum dimensions per item: 240 cm (L) x 220 cm (W) x 220 cm (H)
Excludes dangerous goods
Services and Options
  • Pick-up and delivery via DHL road networks
  • Secure and monitored loading and handling
  • State-of-the-art Track and Trace
  • Efficient handling of transit formalities

Additional Asian and North American Rail Freight


DHL’s Global Forwarding division handles LCL and FTL rail freight in other areas of the world.

Additional Services


During transportation by DHL Freight and in case of an incident, it covers the freight value and transportation cost against physical loss or damage from any external cause.

  • Competitive rates with no deductibles
  • Freight and insurance billing on a single invoice
  • Cover for high risk cargo and worldwide destinations including high risk locations
  • Maximum 30 day claim resolution

We understand the challenge facing life sciences companies.

  • (Ultra) high value shipments
  • Controlled drugs
  • Pharmaceutical dangerous goods
  • Express deliveries
  • Bonded deliveries

Our broad portfolio of services including:

  • Import and Export Declaration Filing
  • Security Filing
  • Customs management
  • Regulatory interpretation and consultation
  • Compliance, audit, training and more

Learn more about Customs Services  

Our DHL GoGreen portfolio offers you various levels of carbon transparency tools.

  • Carbon Emission Online Calculator
  • Total Company Carbon Estimator
  • Carbon Report
  • GoGreen Offsetting

During transportation by DHL Freight and in case of an incident, it covers the freight value and transportation cost against physical loss or damage from any external cause.

  • Competitive rates with no deductibles
  • Freight and insurance billing on a single invoice
  • Cover for high risk cargo and worldwide destinations including high risk locations
  • Maximum 30 day claim resolution

We understand the challenge facing life sciences companies.

  • (Ultra) high value shipments
  • Controlled drugs
  • Pharmaceutical dangerous goods
  • Express deliveries
  • Bonded deliveries

Our broad portfolio of services including:

  • Import and Export Declaration Filing
  • Security Filing
  • Customs management
  • Regulatory interpretation and consultation
  • Compliance, audit, training and more

Learn more about Customs Services  

Our DHL GoGreen portfolio offers you various levels of carbon transparency tools.

  • Carbon Emission Online Calculator
  • Total Company Carbon Estimator
  • Carbon Report
  • GoGreen Offsetting

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