UPS expands China-Europe rail service with LCL option

UPS announced that it has added a LCL option to its offering for China-to-Europe rail shipments. The service is available from Zhengzhou, China, to Hamburg, Germany, and becomes part of the UPS Preferred multimodal freight services portfolio. UPS established a full container load solution for China-to-Europe in June 2014.

UPS states that the expansion of its rail product portfolio in China reflects the company’s commitment to infrastructure developments along the Silk Road Economic Belt and its recognition of the value of the Asia to Europe trade.

“Our UPS Preferred LCL service gives customers more transportation options to deliver on growing demand on one of the world’s largest and busiest trade lanes,” said Steve Flowers, president of UPS global freight forwarding. “Companies don’t have to choose between speed and cost and can realize both.”