China flags off new cargo train to Europe

NEW DELHI: A new freight train linking Harbin city in northeastern China to Germany’s Hamburg was launched on Saturday. The train, which will open a new trade route between China and Europe will run a distance of 9,820 Kms.

The journey will take 15 days as the train passes through Russia and Poland before reaching its destination, according to Tu Xiaoyue, general manager of HAO Logistics Co., Ltd, a joint venture which runs the service. It will run once a week. Continue reading

China Launches New Freight Train Link to Moscow

The railway authorities in Xinjiang said the additional cargo train service linking the region’s capital Urumqi with Moscow would contribute to the economic development of the autonomous region, which is seen as a “core area” of the Silk Road economic belt, Xinhua news agency reported.

Since March 2014, Xinjiang has opened cargo train service to Kazakhstan, Georgia, Iran, Turkey and also Chelyabinsk in Russia.

By the second half of the year, more than three cargo trains will run between Xinjiang and the destinations in Russia and also central and western Asia per week. Continue reading