Air cargo warned: ‘be prepared for China-Europe rail services to lure business away’

Shippers are increasingly becoming attracted to rail freight services between China and Europe, which poses a threat to other modes, the CEO of DHL Global Forwarding for Eastern Europe has warned.

At the Caspian Air Cargo event in Baku, Kerem Inanç told delegates that as customers put greater importance on lowering CO2 emissions, and as costs continue to pressure industries, rail would become a major challenge to air cargo.

“The rail connection is with fast trains, and it is developing quickly,” he said. “It is finding acceptance among many customers.”

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