China is set to receive its second test rail shipment of French wine this month as European logistics companies work to ensure they can deliver the product unaffected by varied conditions such trains encounter along the 11,400-kilometer journey. The second shipment left the transportation hub of Duisburg, Germany, on Friday [28 July 2017] and is expected to arrive in Shanghai about Aug 21…Full Article: China Daily Aug 2017
- The second shipment of French wine to China was carried out by JF Hillebrand (alcoholic beverage exporter) and the InterRail Group (rail freight transport company).
- In May 2017, the first wine shipment was sent from Duisburg, Germany, to Yiwu, Zhejiang Province. The journey took 22 days, while exports by sea generally take 35 days.
- In January 2017, a freight train transporting consumable goods (e.g. household items, clothes, etc.) arrived in London from Yiwu, Zhejiang Province.
- In November 2016, freight train service from Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, to Riga, Latvia (via Russia) began operation.
- In September 2016, a cargo train route from Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, to Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, began operating.
- 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.
- Zhejiang China Commodity City Group (CCC Group) manages the Yiwu Market, a commodity market that primarily focuses on consumable and durable goods.
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