From China to Europe
as fast and cost
effective as possible

Since 2012 Royal Wagenborg set up a branche office in Shanghai, China to create a foothold in the fast changing and rapidly developing Chinese market. Activities deployed from this office will mainly focus on business development of door-to-door project logistics from China to Europe and back. Managed by mr. Paul Bakker Royal Wagenborg promotes transport, forwarding and warehousing services and knowledge in Europe to Chinese clients. The logistic link between Europe and China, and especially western China, will play an important role in the near future and creates opportunities for Royal Wagenborg, such as the recent contract with a Chinese rail operator.

A fast and cost efficient logistic solution

Last year the Wagenborg Far East office in Shanghai signed an agency agreement with the state-owned rail operator located in the West of China, Chongqing. 


The Chinese company setup the rail connection for containerized cargo shipments from China to Europe and vice versa. Starting in Chongqing, China and eding in Duisburg, Germany.

The rail connection covers a distance of 11,160 km. On this route the train crosses China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland upon arrival in the German city of Duisburg. With a lead time of about 16 days, the rail connection offers a much cheaper solution than airfreight and much faster solution than seafreight. The train on this New Silk Road Connection is suitable for the general 40’ containers as well as 45’ reefer containers, which are used for temperature controlled shipments from and to China.

Dedicated services

Together with her Chinese partner, Royal Wagenborg takes care of the door-to-door logistics and related services of about 2,500 containers on a yearly basis. Quite a large amount for a non-containerized focussed logics company such as Royal Wagenborg. These dedicated services are focussed on the coordination between all relevant parties in both China and Europe, such as arranging on- and precarriage in Europe, custom clearance, container storage and return cargoes for the eastbound train.


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Wagenborg Far East
1101 Pudong South Road
Yuangdong Building, Rm. 1703
Shanghai, China
T +86 13817579651