From China to Budapest – a new container service bypassing Russia and Belarus

Dachser is expanding its rail service from China to Europe. After the rail connection through Russia and Belarus was suspended due to the war in Ukraine, the logistics operator now offers deliveries via the so-called Central Corridor.

Trains on the route Xi’an – Budapest will run twice a week through Central Asia. Containers from China will first pass through Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, and then they will be sent by ship through the Caspian and Black Seas to Romania, from where they will reach the Hungarian capital by land.

From there, cargo can be distributed by rail to terminals in other countries such as Vienna in Austria, Munich, and Ludwigshafen in Germany. Dachser estimates that it takes 45 to 55 days to travel from China to Europe on this route.

The new route allows us to replace rail links on the New Silk Road through Russia and Belarus and still offer our customers reliable, environmentally friendly multimodal services.

says Vedat Serbet, Rail Services Manager for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) at Dachser.

Trains from Xi’an (China) to Europe run twice a week. Containers are monitored 24/7 using GPS.

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