New rail-sea multimodal route connects Taiwan, Wuhan and Duisburg for the first time
The new connection between Europe, Wuhan and Taiwan (Photo: WAE Logistics)

Taiwan is connected to the rail freight route between China and Europe for the first time. In April, a test container with goods loaded in Duisburg was transported by China-Europe freight train to Wuhan. On April 19, the container left from Wuhan to Port of Keelung in Taiwan. The operator of China-Europe freight train (Wuhan), WAE Logistics stated that this connection combining international rail freight, domestic railroad and sea shipping has marked the Europe-Wuhan-Taiwan rail-sea multimodal route officially opened.

According to WAE Logistics, the goods were loaded in Duisburg, Germany, traveled through the China-Kazahkstan border crossing port Alashankou, arrived in Wuhan and were shipped to Ningbo Port through domestic railroad, and then arrived in the Port of Keelung by sea. WAE Logistics said, the opening of the new multimodal transport route provides a new solution for the transportation of goods between Europe and Taiwan.

The whole transit time from Duisburg to Keelung is expected to 30 days, about 14 days shorter than the traditional sea transport. “It is faster with stable transit time, it is more environmentally friendly and the logistics costs of our customers can be effectively reduced.” said WAE Logistics.