Land bridge logistics: The Silk Road rail link

The land bridge connects China, Russia, CIS and Europe by rail and follows one of the oldest trading routes in history.
Rhenus designs and manages overland rail supply chains along this route. With our presence in every country along the New Silk Road, we ensure your cargo is in capable hands.

When to choose our land bridge service

The land bridge service is a viable alternative or addition to our air and ocean services. When ocean transport takes too much time and airfreight is too expensive, rail is what you are looking for.


Rhenus serves not only China and Europe. We have extensive rail experience in Russia and the CIS countries through our intermodal service. In addition, via China, the land bridge can reach several South East Asian countries. Rhenus ensures reliable transit times and fixed departure schedules.

Land bridge routes

To Europe:
Chinese hubs: Suzhou, Shilong, Ganzhou, Changchun, Shenyang, Wuhan

To Russia:
Chinese hubs: Guangzhou/Dongyang, Ganzhou, Wuhan, Yiwu, Suzhou, Yantai, Shenyang, Nanjing

To Europe:
Chinese hub: Zhengzhou

To Russia:
Chinese hubs: Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai

To Europe:
Chinese hubs: Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Yiwu, Hefei, Xian, Chongqing, Xiamen                                                                                      

To Russia and/or to Central Asia:
Chinese hubs: Xian, Chongqing, Qindao, Lianyungang

Why use the New Silk Road?

The land bridge ensures excellent rail connections between China and Europe that will add efficiency to your supply chain. By using various routings, Rhenus makes rail a stable and reliable transport solution. Besides efficiency, which will speed up your supply chain and reduce overall logistics costs, rail transport is sustainable: the land bridge transports your cargo in an eco-friendly way. Rhenus offers solutions along the entire New Silk Road with offices in China, Europe, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.


Rhenus stands for operational excellence

Dedicated and skilled land bridge teams in every country along the rail trajectory ensure safe transport of your cargo and timely deliveries. Rhenus integrates local presence with intercontinental know-how.

Land bridge adds value to your cargo

Fixed departure schedules, combined with reliable transit times and supported by Rhenus know-how, give you a competitive advantage for your cargo. Whether you need a sustainable replenishment solution for your production lines or require that your goods be at their points of sale on time. The land bridge is the ideal mode of transport for you.

Any questions?

Our personal sales or dedicated operational key contact will assist you with everything you need for your train transport.