Asia – CIS – Europe
Road Freight: a resurgence, in a Post-Pandemic World
In 2023, we witnessed the return of free movement of people and goods after several years of limited transportation due to the global pandemic. During this time, road transportation between China, CIS countries, and Europe experienced exponential growth and a surge in demand following China’s revocation of their zero Covid policies at the beginning of the year. The easing of transit restrictions via China, a return to pre-Covid processes at the China-Kazakhstan border crossing, and increasing competition in the EU-Asia road market created an opportunity for road transportation to thrive as a hyper-flexible, fast, and direct solution.
Reliability, Experience, Security
With well over a thousand completed road shipments, ITSCargo has established itself as the fastest-growing European road transportation company between China and Europe. We prioritize safety, security, and speed in our door-to-door trucking services, ensuring that your shipments reach their destination efficiently and on time. Providing Full Truckload (FTL) and Less-than-Truckload (LTL) solutions to our customers at scale enables us to choose and use the quickest routes at the most competitive prices.
Flexible and Dynamic Solutions
Pioneering road transport from China to Europe at scale has given us the experience needed to develop flexible routing solutions and continually upgrade our services to match our customer’s needs and expectations. In a dynamic world where the transportation environment can change from day to day, we have learned the importance of being agile and adapting quickly.
Commitment to excellence
At ITSCargo, our customers are at the center of everything we do. We are committed to providing the highest standards of customer service in the industry and our team of experts work tirelessly to ensure that your shipments are handled with care and delivered on time, every time. We understand the importance of a reliable and efficient transportation partner. Trust ITSCargo to be that partner.
- Dedicated customer service team, around the clock.
- Online customer portal: all order information at the click of a button.
- Daily email updates with current status and GPS location.
Road freight options
The key benefits of road transport are the speed and agility it provides. Our shipments are picked up within 2 days from order confirmation (we have a track record of collection in 24 hours or less), and transit route will be assigned on a per-shipment basis, depending on pick-up location and current border throughput. Double-driving crews are used to expedite transit.
Trucks are not hampered by cut-offs, departure schedules, and capacity restrictions, meaning you have far greater control and flexibility over your supply chain.
Once goods are customs cleared, we can deliver anywhere in Europe within 2-3 days through ITSCargo’s’ domestic trucking network.
- FTL Full Truck Load (a full, dedicated truck): Door to Door delivery through ITS’ network.
- TCL Truck Container Load: A full shipping container, loaded (as-is) onto a truck for end-to-end transport.
- LTL Less than (full Truck) Load: shipment loaded in consolidation with other customer’s cargo, saving costs on smaller consignments.
- BCL Buyer’s consolidation Load: Shipments that require pick-up from several suppliers, and/or delivery to multiple locations. Book a dedicated truck and handle all shipments together at once.
Specialised ground services
In addition to both reduced transit time and increased flexibility, ground transportation offers numerous advantages when shipping hazardous and restricted cargo. Our specialized ground services enable the transport of goods often not permitted by standard air, ocean, or rail carriers. We comply with all necessary regulations and handle your cargo with precision and the utmost care, ensuring that your shipments are delivered safely and securely:
- REF Reefer (Temperature Controlled) Truck, with active power supply and data logger
- ADR Carriage of goods certified as “Dangerous/Hazardous” material
- BAT Goods containing restricted batteries
- OOG Out Of Gauge
Customs clearance and brokerage
Navigating customs procedures can be complex and time-consuming. Our team of experts simplifies this process and takes care of all formalities for you along the way. All transport documentation is provided in our all-inclusive service to ensure your cargo reaches its destination without any delays or complications:
- Export Declaration in China
- Customs-clearance or T1
- Registration and licensing support where needed
We have our own cross-docking and warehouse facilities less than an hour from the EU border. This enables us to provide quick turnaround of goods and seamless distribution, minimalizing transfer delays.
Change of plans on route? We can provide in-transit, bonded, and long-term storage solutions. Talk to our warehousing team for a same-day quote and any advice you need.
As a global forwarder, at ITSCargo we are constantly expanding our network and capabilities to better serve our customers. Our intermodal transportation solutions offer a seamless integration of road freight with other modes of transportation, such as air, ocean, and rail. This enables us to provide comprehensive, efficient, and tailor-made solutions to manage your supply chain, according to your unique requirements and priorities.
The same containers are used for rail and ocean transport and can be transported on trucks, though each mode of containerized transport has its own advantages. By combining various processes we utilize these and build a tailor-made route for your cargo, balancing cost-efficiency, speed, and flexibility. This can avoid unnecessary re-loading of cargo and enables quick, seamless transitions.
Transit time by rail from China to Europe is at an all-time low. Coupled with ITSCargo’s express trucking at each end we can achieve record-time, Door to Door deliveries, offering a viable alternative to Air.
Optional cargo insurance
Safeguard Your Shipments and Goods
Shipping cargo internationally can be unpredictable and unexpected events can affect your business in an instant.
Cargo insurance offers you the assurance that should any complications arise during transit, you will be compensated accordingly.
Road transportation from China to Europe has received an ICC “A” rating with Ergo and we are happy to provide it to our customers.