Rail Freight & Logistic solutions | D.B. Group


    Rail transport

    The best service between Europe and Asia

"The perfect speed-for-price rate with the benefits of sustainability, safety and freight capacity." 

D.B. Group specializes in 40ft DV, and 40ft HC COC container transport between the Far East (China and South Korea) and Russia/Europe using the Trans-Siberian rail connection.


The Trans-Siberian railway connects Europe and China with a wide-gauge system that extends over 9,500 km across Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. In Europe and China, the wide-to-narrow gauge transfer is done in the specially-equipped terminals of Brest (Belarus) or Malaszewicze (Poland), for the northern route, and at Chop (Ukraine), Dobra (Slovakia) or Zahony (Hungary) for the southern route.
In the Far East, the main interchange points are Zabaikalsk (Russia) and Manzhouli (China); 90% of our consignments are handled there. Then, our southern route is used, via Dostyk (Kazakhstan) and Alashankou (China), which serves trains from Chongqing.

Areas served

The area served in China extends from Manzhouli to Changchun, Shenyang, Dalian, Yingkou, Tianjin/Beijing, Qingdao and Shanghai / Suzhou (in north - eastern China) and Chongqing and Chengdu (located in the central - southern area of the country).
In South Korea, we serve the areas of Pusan and Incheon, using short connections by sea. Thanks to reduced transit time, our service becomes advantageous also for all the central and southern zones of China, covering all the main industrial districts.

Why choose this service?


Our service is particularly in demand from companies for which time and reliability are fundamental requisites.
Our clients benefit from high standards of service and punctual deliveries, both for regular transport and for occasional consignments.


Unlike sea shipment services, our customers can know, day-to-day, accurate container positioning through daily reports that provide detailed information on the area crossed and the km/miles to travel before reaching destination. If more detailed updates are required, the containers can also be equipped with GPS devices or other systems.


A unique documentation system allows transport with minimal interruptions along the Trans-Siberian route and at the borders. The Cargo Manifest replaces the usual documents and summarizes the information of the transport document and invoice, ensuring simplification of transit operations. All the documentation is submitted exclusively in digital format.

Advantages and benefits

D.B. Group’s rail freight solutions are an alternative to sea and air freight as they offer many benefits, notably the best speed-for-price ratio, with the added benefits of sustainability, safety and load capacity.

• Transit times (3 weeks instead of 6 by sea);
• Substantial savings with respect to air freight;
• Shorter booking / supply chain / lead-times;
• Better respect for the environment;
• Use of 40ft HC COC and 40ft DV containers;
• Daily tracking;
• Door-to-door service;
• Frequent departures. 


Rail transport contributes to significantly reducing carbon dioxide emissions and is thus one of the most environmentally-friendly transport modes. The D.B. Group route uses electrified railway networks powered largely by hydroelectric plants. Railways also contribute to reducing serious congestion affecting the ports involved in container trade between East and West by shifting containers from trucks to the railway network.

Because our service is used mainly for urgent cargo, reliability and safety are essential requirements.
D.B. Group can guarantee all this due to our many safety measures, which are an integral part of our transport process.
What makes our service so safe?
• Daily tracking;
• At-terminal surveillance;
• Escort service that accompanies the trains in the territory of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States);
• RFID monitoring;
• GPS devices available on request for high-value goods.
Our containers can pass along the wide-gauge section (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine) with minimal interruptions, customs controls, and deviations - issues that had previously made the land route impractical. Our customers can also monitor their containers along the entire route, as their location is electronically controlled at 37 points (RFID monitoring).

In recent years, D.B. Group has gained experience and broadened its services by extending them to road transport (in containers and bulk products), to short sea shipping, on-site services (customs clearance, unloading) and to heavy-loads handling. 





What are the timings and departures of the service?
It’s a regular service that runs weekly, also in winter.

Is bad weather a problem for rail transport?
Railways are almost impervious to adverse weather conditions.

Can customs issues arise during forwarding?
No, as the customs documentation is examined before departure and digitally transmitted to the customs crossings along the route.

Can I forward all kind of goods by rail?
Yes, apart from goods particularly sensitive to low temperatures such as wine.

Is it possible to send groupage forwarding? And if so, with which kind of containers?
Yes, groupage is possible, and you can ship 20ft, 40ft and 40ft HC containers.