A freight train loaded with meat from Germany arrived at Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan province, Saturday [11 December 2016], sources with Chengdu Qingbaijiang International Railway Port said Sunday. The train took 13 days to travel 12,000 km from Nuremberg, Germany, to Chengdu, and was loaded with 21.9 tons of German pork…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2016

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  • In March 2016, China’s China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) granted approval to the Chengdu Qingbaijiang International Railway Port to import meat products.

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  • In May 2016, a cargo train route linking Duisburg, western Germany, with Ürümqi, Xinjiang Region, (via Kazakhstan, Russia and Poland) began operation.
  • In July 2015, Dehong Hogood began exporting coffee via the Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe railway link (Chongqing – Lanzhou, Gansu province – Urumqi, Xinjiang region – Alataw Pass – Kazakhstan – Russia – Belarus – Poland – Duisburg, Germany). The rail journey takes 14 days, saving the coffee company 30 to 35 days when compared to its old export (sea) route via Guangzhou, Guangdong province
  • In 2011, the Chongqing-Germany intercontinental railway began operations. As of June 2016, 45% of all exports shipped by rail were loaded at Chongqing.

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