Marseille, December 9th 2020, CEVA Logistics has launched a unique, rapid LTL service between China and Europe to serve customers who do not have sufficient volumes to support Full Truckload Shipments (FTL). Emerging small to medium enterprises (SMEs), large local companies (LLAs) and multinational corporations will benefit from this new service offering drastically reduced lead times from China to Europe.
CEVA Logistics’ new rapid LTL service outbound from China reduces existing lead-time drastically and is designed to offer customers an “all-inclusive” LTL service with the same lead time as FTL. CEVA Logistics designed this unique wholly owned service to meet its customers’ needs.
The new service operates two to three times a week (subject to demand) on Tuesday/Thursday and Saturday. The Saturday schedule will also accept Li-Battery shipments (DG Class 9 Li-Battery). Drivers on this service have been specially trained and hold all requested Dangerous Goods licenses for safety TIR transport.
Rapid LTL will be offered from hubs located in Shenzhen, Suzhou, Qingdao, Tianjin, Alashankou, and Khorgos. Established destination hubs in Europe are located in Poland, Germany and the UK. Shipments to and from Europe will be operated via Alashankou or Khorgos. The Hub-to-Hub delivery takes 12 days under TIR coverage. The shipment from European Hubs to the final destination will take 2-3 days.
"We took considerable time and care to set this service up to meet our customer's needs," says Kelvin Tang, Ground & Rail Product Leader CEVA Logistics North Asia. "After six months of preparation, we can present a solution that is unique in every respect in this market. Our lead-time, rates, and commitment are unrivalled and we have the fastest service on the market”.
As the TIR trucking pioneer between China and Europe, CEVA Logistics sees huge potential in the new LTL service and expects to consolidate further its position as number one in the TIR market between China and Europe. An extension of the service to South East Asia is currently in preparation and will likely be available before the year end.
The service will operate year-round with winter conditions only expected to add 1-2 days to the overall journey time.
CEVA Logistics, a world reference in third-party logistics, provides and operates transportation and supply-chain solutions for large or medium size national and multinational companies. CEVA Logistics offers a broad range of services in both Contract Logistics and Freight Management thanks to 78,000 employees, operating over 1,000 facilities in more than 160 countries. CEVA Logistics’ experienced specialists focus on seamlessly designing end-to-end customized solutions to meet the complex and rapidly evolving supply chain needs whatever the business sector. CEVA Logistics is part of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics.