The company has recently put in place a combined service that links Chengdu with Felixstowe via the Port of Kaliningrad.
The test run took place on 25 April when a freight train set left China and arrived in the Russian Baltic seaport after 11 days. The cargo was then loaded onto RTSB's Anja, calling Hutchison Ports' Felixstowe four days later.
"This multimodal service not only eases customs procedures for shipments from China by bypassing the European economic area, thus avoiding additional declaration and controls in Europe. It also proves to be faster than other transport options between China and the UK. Intermodal rail connections generally offer lead times between 18 and 22 days," Elena Schmidt von Hülst, RTSB's Marketing Director, highlighted.
The company has already been operating another rail-sea service from China to England: the Xi'an-Immingham route.
In August, RTSB plans to add Tilbury to its network.
The company operates three vessels that depart six to eight times a month from Kaliningrad to England. Schmidt von Hülst underlined in this regard, "There are no fixed departure days; the vessels are exclusively allocated to our multimodal services between China and Europe and scheduled according to train arrivals."