New combined train connects Luxembourg to China

4/4/2019
Dudelange, April 4th 2019
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CFL multimodal, in cooperation with the Chinese company Chengdu International Railway Service Co.(CDIRS), is launching a combined train between the Intermodal Terminal of Bettembourg-Dudelange (Luxembourg) and the Chengdu Qingbaijiang International Railway Port (China). The first train has left Luxembourg today and is expected to arrive in Chengdu on April 19th.

The train is operated by CDIRS, in collaboration with RTSB and CFL multimodal. The objective of the partners is to run the train on a weekly basis by mid-2019, and to offer door-to-door solutions to their customers.

Upon arrival in Luxembourg, the containers are delivered to the final customers by road or by rail through the daily combined train shuttles to Lyon, Le Boulou and Barcelona, Trieste (with ferry connexions to Turkey), Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Gent (with ferry connexions to UK and Scandinavia). The intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange is also connected to Paris since March 2019. 

Thanks to its extensive infrastructure and the wide range of its service offering, CFL multimodal can provide full-service logistics solutions, including first- and last-mile services, cross-docking, warehousing and custom services.

In China, CDIRS offers first and last mile to major economic centers as well as a comprehensive set of logistics services.

This new offer distinguishes itself from existing ones, as it integrates, from the very beginning, the concepts of door-to-door services and of a dual hub strategy supported by two well connected intermodal hubs in Europe and China.

This new connection completes the existing offer, focusing on the volumes with origine/destination South and Western Europe.

About CFL multimodal
CFL multimodal is a logistics service provider, covering the entire logistics chain. With 12 companies in 6 European countries, CFL multimodal and its sister company CFL cargo offer a broad, high-quality and personalised service portfolio: combined and conventional rail freight, wagon maintenance and repairs, customs clearance, as well as forwarding and logistics services. In Luxembourg, the activities of CFL multimodal center on the intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange in the Eurohub South Logistics Park. Located on the Rail Freight Corridor 2 (North Sea-Mediterranean) and at the crossroads of the North-South and East-West transport routes, the terminal is ideally positioned as an international hub for the consolidation of multimodal transport flows across Europe and beyond. With a total yearly capacity of 600.000 units and equipped with the latest technology in terms of security and surveillance, the intermodal terminal is connected by combined train shuttles to the main ports and  industrial regions.

Contact
Julie BÜCHLER
Head of Communication CFL multimodal 
Tel: + 352 4996 0401
julie.buchler@cfl-mm.lu

About CDIRS - CHENGDU INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY SERVICES
Chengdu International Railway Services (CDIRS),is wholly-owned by Chengdu International Railway Port Investment Development (Group) Co., Ltd. CDIRS offers national and international terminal-to-terminal rail freight services between Chengdu, Europe, and Central Asia as well as a comprehensive range of logistics services in China. The number one operator of the train between China and Europe with nearly 1.500 trains in 2018, CDIRS strives to develop high quality rail services as well as door-to-door services. 

About RTSB
RTSB Group is the leading Intermodal operator along the OBOR route with over 20 years of transportation experience. Our skillful team, extensive network and flexible logistic solutions together with unique web-based system “MyTransOffice” build up RTSB Group – a growing Company operating 18 branches in 13 countries along the Eurasian corridor. Headquartered is in Frankfurt, we sustain German quality throughout all the services we provide: block train operations, freight forwarding, project logistics, trucking and IT-solutions.​

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