St. Gallen, 15 October 2018. In the year-on-year comparison, the Militzer & Münch Group achieved a clear increase in its FCL and LCL transports on the Europe-China trade lane. In regard to full container load shipments, the forwarder registers growth by nearly 30 percent; the number of less than container load transports even rose by 50 percent. For all Militzer & Münch rail transports along the Europe-China route, the Rail Competence Center serves as central point of contact. The team recently won a new key account from the technology industry. The team is going to handle the new customer’s FCL and LCL transports between China and Europe – eastbound as well as westbound.
In order to meet the strong increase in demand for rail transports between China and Europe, Militzer & Münch turned the Rail Competence Center (RCC) in Düsseldorf into a branch office in its own right at the beginning of the year. The Militzer & Münch Group also operates in the countries in Central Asia along the New Silk Road, such as in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
“With our own branches or delegation offices along the New Silk Road, we are perfectly positioned to serve connections between Europe and China”, says Michael Spitzlei, Head of the Rail Competence Center at M&M air sea cargo GmbH. “Cooperating with our sister company InterRail and with many Militzer & Münch country organizations, we offer eastbound and westbound rail traffics. We also do pre- and on-carriage by rail and road.”
The advantages of the Rail Competence Center
Militzer & Münch customers benefit from many years of experience of the Rail Competence Center team. The different import and export regulations, the differing railway gauges of the countries, the licenses and certificates that need to be obtained – the Militzer & Münch team is perfectly familiar with all these issues.
Rail transport from Europe to China takes 21 to 23 days only – that’s faster than via sea and cheaper than airfreight. “Our customers are provided individual support based on their requirements, and they profit from our comprehensive network, from short transit times and lower capital commitment costs”, Michael Spitzlei says. “The good development along this route gives us the chance to continually extend our range of products.”
Comprehensive service portfolio
The newest service added: Militzer & Münch transports LCL consolidation boxes via rail along the Duisburg-Wuhan connection; the transports leave from Duisburg every Saturday. Militzer & Münch moreover offers daily departures for full container loads in east and westbound traffics as well as block trains for key accounts, project shipments, and special equipment (OT, Garment on Hangers, reefers) on certain routes.