DHL offers LCL service from Shenzhen to Sweden

Time:2009-11-24 Browse:16 Author:RISINGSUN

DHL has further enhanced its connectivity between Scandinavia and Southern China with the introduction of a direct less than container load (LCL) service from Shenzhen to Gothenburg, Sweden, in what will be the company`s 24th route to be launched from the Asia-Pacific region this year.
Operated by Danmar Lines, DHL Global Forwarding`s in-house carrier, the weekly service will enable shipments to arrive up to eight days earlier, as cargo is shipped directly from Shenzhen to Gothenburg instead of being routed via Hong Kong. Shipments can then be further distributed throughout Sweden using DHL`s trucking network.
"We encourage companies especially those small and medium sized enterprises, which have been seeking flexibility and cost-effectiveness to use our LCL service, a fast, reliable and cost-efficient end-to-end solution providing the right combination of delivery times and costs for enterprises` ocean freight needs," said DHL North Asia Pacific Global Forwarding CEO, Kelvin Leung.
The Nordic route adds greater range to DHL`s existing direct LCL services from Shenzhen, which already serves much of Europe and the United States. It also helps cement the company`s title for the world`s largest LCL network, with more than 2,000,000 cubic meters of LCL freight handled annually.
Chinese-Swedish bilateral trade volume surpassed US$10.1 billion in 2008, in which China`s exports to Sweden amounted to $5.1 billion, while imports from Sweden reached $5 billion - an increase of 16.8, 12.4 and 21.7 per cent year on year respectively.
The Scandinavian nation is China`s first foreign investment and technology import source, its second largest trading partner in North Europe, as well its tenth largest trading partner in the European Union. Meanwhile, China has become Sweden`s largest trading partner in Asia.