DHL Starts New Multimodal Service
News: A new multimodal service between Japan and South Korea has been launched by German logistics company DHL, reports the Journal of Commerce Online. The new multimodal service deploys ferries, railways and trucks. Under the new service, goods are being picked up across South Korea and shipped across to Japan from the Port of Busan to the Port of Hakata by making use of 12-foot containers that are suitable for all transportation modes, including Japan's limited rail gauge. The new service results in a substantial reduction in freight costs as well as up to a 93% reduction in CO2 emissions in comparison to air freight. Additionally, it decreases transit time by three days when compared with sole utilisation of the ocean freight service.