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Connecting Luxembourg to China, a new combined train is launched

Posted: 5 April 2019 | | No comments yet

With the aim of running the train on a weekly basis by mid-2019, the train is operated by CDIRS, in collaboration with RTSB and CFL multimodal.

Connecting Luxembourg to China, a new combined train is launched

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CFL multimodal, in cooperation with the Chinese company Chengdu International Railway Service Co. (CDIRS), has launched a combined train between the Intermodal Terminal of Bettembourg-Dudelange (Luxembourg) and the Chengdu Qingbaijiang International Railway Port (China).

The first train has already left Luxembourg and is expected to arrive in Chengdu on 19 April 2019.

The train is operated by CDIRS, in collaboration with RTSB and CFL multimodal, with the objective to run the train on a weekly basis by mid-2019; offering door-to-door solutions to 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 connections to Turkey), Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Gent (with ferry connections to UK and Scandinavia). The intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange has been 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 centres 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.

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