Geodis Wilson Expands Rail Freight Services in China

GEODISWILSON125Hong Kong, June 26 2013 – Geodis Wilson, one of the world’s leading freight management companies, today announced the expansion of its Asia-Pacific operations to include domestic rail freight services in China, with intercontinental services between China and Europe also planned.

Freight transport by rail is growing in China.  It is considered a viable alternative to road transport because of its safe, efficient and environmentally friendly nature. Rail transport experiences a strong political and social support in China, which makes it certain to develop considerably in the near future. “In Geodis Wilson we follow closely the development of this segment, particularly when it involves intercontinental connections between China and Europe”, says Kim Pedersen, Executive Vice President of Geodis Wilson. “We are targeting customers who are looking for an alternative to airfreight with a longer lead time.” Rail Transportation offers the advantage of lower costs versus air freight over medium to long distance routes.  It is also the only transport mode offering an integrated transport network connecting seaports, hinterlands and economic zones over vast distances, and across political and geographical borders. 

As part of a mixed rail, sea, air and road transportation solution, Geodis Wilson’s new Chinese rail freight service will offer customized, flexible, and reliable door-to-door services. Shipment of goods on container block trains as well as all pre- and post-rail transportation services will be offered. These value-adds will include, pick-up, pre-carriage and on-carriage, reloading, control of trans-shipments, railway wagon planning, freight documentation and real-time tracking and tracing.

“Each customizable solution matches our priorities of safety, timely delivery and sustainability,” explains Farhad Kayyum, Rail Freight Manager, China for Geodis Wilson in Shanghai.

Geodis Wilson will also be launching services for 20 and 40 foot FCL (full container load) and break bulk from China to Central Asia, Mongolia, Russia and Europe. This builds on its already existing services to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia for a number of key customers including Dunlop Taikoo (Jinjiang) Aircraft Tyres Co., Ltd, Mindray Medical International Limited, TLD Asia Limited, Sino Energy (Beijing) Co., Ltd, Kashgar Tiandeli Industry Co., Ltd.

SOURCE: Submitted by ISIS Communications