The first rail freight service from the UK to China departed last month. Thirty containers filled with British produced goods set off on the 7,500-mile journey from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex.

After passing through the France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazahkstan the train finally arrived at Yiwu, eastern China.

With a transit time of 20 days the journey is faster than sea freight and cheaper than air freight.

Cardinal are the first NVOCC from the UK to offer this service.

Please contact your Account Manager for more information or for pricing, or alternatively email fclrates@cardinalmaritime.com