31 01 2022

Rail transport: an environmentally friendly alternative

With offices and reliable partners on strategic locations in Europa and China MOL logistics can offer you rail transportation as a environmentally friendly, cost efficient and convenient alternative.

The “new silk road” opens up the Asian and European interior. The total trajectory covers a distance of 10,000 to 12,000 kilometers. Compared with sea transportation and air transportation, railway transportation has become an important tool to realize the green logistics supply chain. 

Comparing to other modalities rail transportation provides a number of advantages:

1.   Less emissions Compared with other modalities railway transport is more sustainable, whether in terms of CO2 emissions, energy consumption, use of space, or noise levels.

2.   Cost efficient Rail transport, compared to air freight, is much cheaper. Rail transport takes less time than sea transport. In times of container scares this also means a decrease in container costs. Additionally, with rail transport there are no handling charges.

3.   In control Due to an intensive and regularly time schedule, rail transport offers the opportunity to be more in control of timings within your whole supply chain


MOL Rail Services offers a reliable, cost-effective way to import or export your goods. Our service includes planning the transport as well as taking care of customs formalities. We can also arrange additional transport (door-to-door)

·         Daily departures from major stations in China Due to an intensive and regularly time schedule, rail transport offers the opportunity to be more in control of timings and/or your  supply chain.

·         Block train solution We tailor your needs by organizing block train solutions when your cargo needs to require a large wagon group of an entire train.

·         Door-to-door solution for import/export Combined with other forms of transport we offer the possibility of door-to-door transport, including all other necessary transports.


Rail transport perfectly suits companies looking for a faster solution than sea freight. Especially in times when airlines and shipping companies are struggling with capacity problems, a container by rail can offer you a solution. With our extensive network and specialists, MOL Logistics is more than capable of providing excellent guidance for your goods, Taking care for planning the transport as well as custom formalities.

  • 1.   Full container load service (FCL) from many stations: Chongqing, Changsha, Hefei
  • 2.   Buyers consolidation on terminal or container freight station (CFS) warehouse
  • 3.   Full container load service and less than container load (LCL) cover all China
  • 4.   Door-to-door solution for import / export LCL and FCL


FCL – Chengdu, Xian terminal to Tilburg, via Alashankou / Huoerguosi / Daily departures

LCL – weekly console from Chengdu to several European cities

T/T 18 days if no congestion


Via Xian to door

ETD – Thurs/Sat

T/T 20~22 days

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