75% cost savings from Europe to China via Baltic gateway*

29 June 2017

*75% cost savings vs air freight

GEFCO launched a new multimodal route from Europe to China via Riga Port (Latvia) with competitive transit time of 12-14 days. In cooperation with Transcontainer, GEFCO secures empty container supply in required quantity at defined time and place of origin in Europe. Then our teams effectively operate pre-carriage in Europe, short sea transportation to Riga Gateway and rail transportation to final destination in China.
It is an optimised alternative to Brest Gateway (Belarus) in 15 days if you require fast service for your flows from Europe to China.

GEFCO services​

  • Door-to-door solution Europe-China
  • Combination of different modes: road, barge, short sea, and rail transportation
  • Planned and fixed lead time
  • High quality customs services and handling operations at Riga Universal Terminal
  • Single point of contact 
  • Transparency and online tracking


Key figures

Launched in May 2017

GEFCO's first train to China via Riga gateway

12-14 days transit time

40 containers


cost savings vs air freight


transit time savings vs ocean freight


quality service