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Rail Freight

Providing you with cost-effective and environmentally-conscious rail logistics solutions to move your goods efficiently and reliably


We understand that you want to move your goods in the most reliable, efficient, secure and environmentally friendly way, without having to compromise. That is why we work closely with you to support all your needs; offering you rail freight transport solutions that are faster than ocean, more cost-efficient than air, environmentally friendly and designed to suit your needs.

Flexibility

We’re here to move your goods, however big or small, to the places they need to be. We provide a range of cost-efficient rail logistics and multimodal solutions, with pre-defined schedules, tailored to your specific needs.

Reliability

We get your cargo where it needs to be, on-time, every time. Providing stable lead times with fixed arrivals and departures, we make it easy for you to plan your supply chain and deliver on your commitments.

Visibility

We’re here to take the stress out of shipping for you. Our Track and Trace system gives you the confidence and control you need, keeping you informed on your rail freight shipment status though daily cargo location updates.

GoGreen

We’re here to help you decrease emissions whilst increasing supply chain efficiency. Through strategic network planning and cost-efficient routing, we work to drive down your costs and your environmental footprint.

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Europe – Asia Rail Freight


DHL Rail LCL

We’re here to provide you with total reliability, whilst offering the flexibility you need. Our Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) rail freight multimodal service offers regular, predefined scheduled departures and capacities, between major business centers in Europe and Asia.

Covers: Origins/destinations in China and Europe for rail; Japan, Korea, Vietnam & Taiwan multimodal connection available.

Provides You With
  • Flexibility with standard loading unit options: pallets, cartons or boxes
  • Total confidence and reassurance through secure and monitored loading and handling
  • State-of-the-art Track and Trace to give you increased visibility and control
Excludes
  • No dangerous goods
Add-on (Optional) Service
  • Temperature controlled cargo
  • Customs handling
  • Cargo insurance coverages

DHL Rail FCL

We’re here to provide you with reliable, secure and cost-effective transportation between DHL’s regional networks in Europe and Asia. Our Full-Container-Load (FCL) rail multimodal service offers a range of economic and environmentally friendly solutions for all single containers, wagon groups and block train movements.

Covers: Asian origins/destinations in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, to and from Europe.

Provides You With
  • Flexibility with standard loading unit options: containers, trailers, wagon groups and block trains
  • Pre and on-carriage solutions: chassis truck or trailer (tilt or box)
  • Pick-up and delivery via DHL road networks
  • Total confidence and reassurance through secure and monitored loading and handling
  • State-of-the-art Track and Trace to give you increased visibility and control
Excludes
  • No dangerous goods
Add-on (Optional) Service
  • Temperature controlled cargo
  • Customs handling
  • Cargo insurance coverages

DHL Block Train

With DHL Block Train we provide you with exclusive and stable rail freight routings between China and Europe to ensure the fastest delivery of your goods. The express lane solution also enables you to avoid border congestion and shorten the transit times of your goods to a minimum. 

Covers: Origins/destinations in China and Europe for rail; Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Asia Pacific region connection available.

Provides You With
  • The fastest link between China and Europe
  • The ability to avoid border capacity issues, with smooth bonded handling
  • Fully tailored solutions to suit your needs and ensure cost efficiency
Add-on (Optional) Service
  • Temperature controlled cargo
  • Customs handling
  • Cargo insurance coverages

Additional European Rail Freight


We’re here to help you with your rail freight transport movements within the EU and Great Britain. Learn how our DHL Freight division can support your need for Rail Freight across Europe.

North American Rail Freight


U.S. Rail Freight

When you have longer transit requirements, we understand you want cost-efficient solutions, without compromising on quality or reliability. Utilizing our domestic rail freight forwarding services we work to find solutions that suit you; helping you improve performance, drive out costs and enable your success.

Provides you with
  • Full flexibility, with the ability to move less than 500 units annually
  • Increased visibility and cost control, unbundling logistics costs from parts costs
  • Inventory financing options, to free up working capital and cash to fund the growth of your business

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