The New Silk Road

The duisport–China rail connection:
Faster than by ship, considerably cheaper than air transport


Unlike any other region in Europe, duisport is connected to the major commercial centers in Asia by rail. Approximately 60 freight trains arrive here each week, which are then either further transported to domestic seaports or to neighboring European countries.

As a complement to air and sea freight, the rail connection opens up a third way: With travel times from Duisburg to the main hubs in China currently between 12–18 days, this connection is faster than by ship and at the same time significantly cheaper than transporting freight by air.

More informations

National and International network

Logistics services

China Shipping Zugverbindung

In cooperation with service providers along the way, our customers benefit from our integrated, customized logistics and transportation concepts and comprehensive logistic services:

  • The duisport hub offers over 400 train connections to more than 100 direct destinations in Europe and Asia
  • Organization of pre and onward carriage (via train and truck)
  • Empty container management
  • Customs clearance
  • Use of different container types incl. tracking and security solutions
  • Transport documentation
  • Container stuffing/stripping container stock (20’, 40’, 40’ HC)
  • Packing logistics / export packing
  • Door-to-door service (LCL/FCL) up to 30 t total weight

Our Team

Do you have questions? We are happy to help.

Lars Wich-Kuhnlein
duisport agency GmbH

Alte Ruhrorter Straße 42-52
47119 Duisburg

Tel.: +49 203 803-4526

Guanzhe Cao
Duisburger Hafen AG
Project Manager Asia & CEO Assistant
Corporate Development

Alte Ruhrorter Straße 42–52
47119 Duisburg

Tel.: +49 203 803-4341