From Vietnam to Poland by rail via China’s New Silk Road

For a manufacturer of hospital beds, DACHSER recently handled a rail transit shipment for the first time. This transportation solution offers customers an optimal balance of transit time and cost.

Chongqing railway platform is a major rail hub in China connecting Europe and the rest of China and South Asia.

At the beginning of the journey, DACHSER collected the parts of medical beds from the supplier in Vietnam on behalf of the customer, and exported them to Poland for further assembly.

Via rail transport along the New Silk Road, it took just 27 days for the shipment to arrive at customer’s door. The railway solution closes the gap between ocean freight, which normally takes 45 days, and the cost-intensive air freight alternatives.

A relay from Hanoi to Chongqing to Malaszewicze

While the lead time has been greatly reduced, challenges still remain. Since the commodities included various items such as cables, covers, wheels, bushing, actuators, backrest dampers, and casters, and were manufactured in different countries, the export process became rather complex, especially during customs inspection.

Contact Ali Mahboob Communication Manager India & Bangladesh
+91 022 42328-247 mahboob.ali@dachser.com