Train in swiss country side with snowy mountains

We are proud to announce the launch of a new non-stop block train connection between Ludwigshafen (Germany) and the city of Xi’an in central China in cooperation with our long-term customer and valued partner Dachser.

The first train left Ludwigshafen on February 13th and took only 14 days to arrive at Xi´an International Inland Port. It made its way from Germany via Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan to China along the “New Silk Road”, carrying 42x 40ft high cube containers.

After this successful test run the new connection will be established as a monthly return service in April, and is planned to be extended to run weekly, soon.

The new route extends our existing intermodal network with hubs like Duisburg and Hamburg and provides additional possibilities to reach hinterland areas even faster. 

Additionally, RTSB offers an efficient online customs and tracking system, ensuring reliable transportation with no additional waiting times at respective border stations and providing extensive information about position and status of shipments online, at all times.

As a neutral, experienced and well-established railway operator we work with transportation companies, worldwide, fulfilling their transportation needs along the Eurasian corridor. The RTSB group operated over 3,000 block trains between China and Europe and moved a total of 422,500 TEU by rail in 2019.