Eagle International Logistics is proud to be able to offer a direct UK weekly rail service in conjunction with our long term partners in China, who have years of experience in the China rail sector.
We are offering China/UK import rail services for full load (FCL) and groupage (LCL) shipments, providing clients with an alternative solution when ocean sailings are unreliable or for larger shipments or dense cargo that makes air freight prohibitive.
On an international level, rail freight from China has increased from 25,000 TEU in 2014 and is expected to exceed 700,000 TEU by 2027 as it is proving a very popular choice for our customers in the UK. Repeat customer business, accounts for over 73% of our rail freight bookings.
When you see the benefits our rail service offers to our UK customers, you can understand it’s popularity. The transit time is up to 22 days quicker than ocean freight from Northern China and provides stable rates which enables us to offer longer validities. In comparison to air, rail freight is up to 70% cheaper, along with being a more environmentally friendly option which is important to many companies, as well as being a key component in our carbon offset goal as a company.