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Do you want to import your goods by truck from China to Germany? With our professional road network you will benefit from customized solutions for your requirements.

For road transports from China to Europe, we enable short lead times. The use of two drivers also shortens transit times. The transit from China to Germany is via Russia or via Kazakhstan/Russia. 

Our modern fleet has standard and mega trailers with special equipment if required to provide you with a high quality of service for your individual needs. Secured, video-monitored parking and live GPS tracking with daily status updates ensure safe transportation.

Transit Times

From To 1 Driver 2 Drivers Distance
Beijing (CN) Hanover (DE) 22 -24 days 19 - 20 days 10,500 km
Shanghai (CN) Hanover (DE) 25 - 27 days 21 - 22 days 11,800 km

Our Services

  • Bespoke solution for your transport needs*
  • Door-to-door service from one supplier
  • Distribution and procurement in Europe and North Africa
  • Customs services and document creation

*Due to legal regulations, overland transports are currently only possible from China to the EU.

Your benefits

  • Short notice and fast transport
  • High flexibility choosing route and means of transport
  • High level of security and transparency
  • An experienced partner at your side

We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with a tailor made offer for your transports between China and Europe. For requests, please send us your message:


Frequently asked questions

Kuehne+Nagel can transport shipments with any Incoterms.

Kuehne+Nagel will do the export customs clearance at the Chinese border. Export customs clearance is included in the freight rate. Communication with the Chinese shipper is handled by Kuehne+Nagel.

Yes, the trucks are offered all year round and can pass through Russia or Kazakhstan during winter time. Kuehne+Nagel has extensive experience in China transports during winter time.

Yes, due to COVID-19 we are currently required to transload at the Chinese border. The transloading is coordinated by Kuehne+Nagel and is included in the freight rate. Short term temporary storage at our terminals at the Chinese border is always possible.

Yes, Kuehne+Nagel reserves the transloading time slots at the Chinese border in advance. Timely transportation booking is recommended f or planning and applying for transloading time slots.

Kuehne+Nagel can pick up in China on a daily basis. However, we depend on the available transloading time slots at the Chinese border. At pickup, we are guided by the available or already booked transloading time slots. A preliminary transportation schedule with the estimated arrival date in the EU will be provided upon order confirmation.

The standard trailers have the following dimensions (in meters): 13.6*2.48*2.65. The maximum payload is 22,000 kg.

At least Euro 5.

All shipments are insured automatically for the intra Chinese transport up to the Russian or Kazakh border, as China is not a member of the CMR Convention. From the Chinese border Kuehne+Nagel offers insurance according to the CMR convention with 8,33 special drawing rights/kg. Additional cargo insurance is av ailable upon request.

The customs terminal is defined by the final consignee. Kuehne+Nagel can execute the customs clearance in the EU as well. We are happy to advise you on this in a personal meeting.

Yes, Kuehne+Nagel can deliver directly in all countries of the EU.

No, Kuehne+Nagel offers transportation of high value goods. The trailers with a TAPA certificate are available from the KZ/CN border.

Yes, we can load with box trailers in China and from the Chinese border.

Yes, Kuehne+Nagel provides transportation for project delivery with standard dimensions.

Yes, we provide transportation of dangerous goods via Kazakhstan.

Our customers have an operative contact person in Germany, who supports them in all requests concerning China transports.

As a standard set: invoices and packing lists. We are happy to advise you on this in a personal meeting.

Transloading takes place at a warehouse defined by the Chinese authorities.

No, manual handling does not need to be paid extra and is possible at any time.

No, Kuehne+Nagel works with licensed customs carriers. There are no convoy or other fees.

Yes, all trucks only use secured parking with video surveillance.

Yes, Chinese authorities can close border crossings or limit the number of trucks per day due to new COVID-19 cases.

Kuehne+Nagel provides import customs clearance at all border crossings. Cargo is delivered by T1 to the destination customs office in t he EU.

No, customs clearance is done "on wheels".

Yes, status update is provided daily in Kuehne+Nagel Login or by email.

Yes, all trucks are equipped with GPS vehicle tracking. Kuehne+Nagel has access to the GPS position.

Kuehne+Nagel organizes transportation from the sender in China to the Chinese border in cooperation with our Chinese branch or with the approved Chinese contractors. All transports from the Chinese border to Europe are carried out with the Russian or Belarusian contractors who have been used by Kuehne+Nagel on this route for several years. All contractors are regularly checked and controlled by Kuehne+Nagel quality management.