Tigers launches rail freight service linking destinations across the new Silk Road
Tigers to offer scheduled services for European e-commerce shippers importing to China
Hong Kong, Tuesday 12th September 2017 – Tigers has launched a new rail freight service, called Tiger Rail, offering customers a 16-day transit time both east and westbound, between Duisburg, Germany, and Hefei, Chongqing, and Chengdu, China.
Tiger Rail customers can charter a train, or book Full Container Load (FCL) or Less than Container Load (LCL) shipments on weekly scheduled services to and from over 15 origin stations in China.
The Hong Kong-headquartered supply chain specialist is also planning to offer e-commerce customers shipping parcels from Europe to China a cost-effective service along the new Silk Road.
“We have seized the opportunity to provide integrated logistics for our customers, who increasingly require shorter transit times than ocean freight, and lower costs than airfreight, making Tiger Rail the perfect solution,” said Paul Huang, Managing Director, Tigers China.
“Our customers benefit from lower shipping costs by empty container return in Switzerland for westbound services, and Shipper’s Own Container (SOC) for eastbound services, for both FCL and LCL.
“Tigers has already supported customers to transport over 500 TEUs as FCL, and 1500 cubic meters (CBMs) as LCL along the new Silk Road.”
Tiger Rail’s inaugural shipment took place over the summer, on behalf of one of one of the largest manufacturers of exhaust and suspension systems, which chartered a train to transport construction materials, auto parts, and electronics.
“We are currently preparing test shipments for European Union (EU) Business to Consumer (B2C) parcels importing to China with Tiger Rail, and look forward to expanding our rail freight capabilities even further,” said Andrew Jillings, Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director, Tigers.
Tiger Rail customers can track and trace their freight shipments using the Tiger Trax platform.
The launch of Tiger Rail comes only weeks after Tigers achieved Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification in the UK, expanded its footprint with a new office in Leeds, and launched a post-Brexit solution to combat any disruption caused by Brexit.
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Left to right: Paul Huang, Managing Director, Mabel Shi, Product Manager – Railway, and Eric Ou, General Manager – Shenzhen and Xiamen, All Tigers China celebrate the inaugural shipment of Tiger Rail.
About Tigers Limited
Tigers is an USD800 million enterprise solutions company specialising in e-commerce fulfilment, transportation, and supply chain solutions.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices and facilities throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South Africa, Tigers has over 100 years’ experience of supporting customers in the automotive, healthcare, technology, fashion, wine and perishables, and outdoor and active lifestyle sectors.
eTigers provides the processes and software for full end-to-end e-commerce solutions, that can be used as a full suite, or as part to be swapped in and out, to work with customers’ existing systems.
The Tigers eShop is an online trading platform offering customers an online marketplace with full e-commerce supply chain support in the world’s largest e-retail market.
In 2016, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in Hong Kong awarded Tigers the 2015 CILT Award for Outstanding Achievement in Logistics and Transport Management.
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