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LCL rail services

Businesses can get consolidated shipments from China to Europe in a fast, economical and reliable way with Panalpina’s Less than Container Load (LCL) rail services. These direct, high-speed services connecting Chinese and European cities and logistical hubs enable quick, end-to-end, door-to-door deliveries for customers.


Panalpina controls and manages all operations on both ends, so your cargo is always safe in good hands: starting with the pick-up from almost any place in China and consolidation, via rail to European cities, where the cargo is then deconsolidated and delivered to final destinations across Europe by truck.

Your benefits

  • One of the fastest LCL rail connections on the market
  • Reliable, stable and timely service with guaranteed departure once a week
  • More cost-effective than air freight and faster than ocean freight
  • Economies of scale by consolidating diverse goods in one fully-controlled shipment
  • Pick-up from almost any place in China and last-mile delivery to major European cities in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the UK, Denmark, Sweden and Norway

What we offer

  • Direct, high-speed LCL rail services running regularly:

                Shanghai to Duesseldorf: weekly cargo service filling two 40-foot high containers

                Shanghai to Warsaw: six to seven 40-foot high containers a week

                Shenzhen to Warsaw: one to two 40-foot high containers a week

  • A seamless service: Panalpina controls and manages all operations on both ends
  • Highest security standards, GPS monitoring on request
  • Full customs service coverage, i.e. final customs clearance / T1
  • Individual pricing for regular customers with best-in-class service

Your contact point

For shipments originating from China:


For shipments originating from Europe:

Find out more about our brand new high-speed rail cargo service from Shanghai to Europe.


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