A cargo train loaded with Chinese liquor left the central China city of Wuhan bound for Duisburg, Germany on Thursday [26 October 2017]. It is the first Wuhan-Europe cargo train carrying Chinese food products to Europe. The train is expected to reach the German city in around 14 days…Full Article: Xinhua Oct 2017

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  • In 2012, China launched the Wuhan-Europe freight train cargo route.

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  • In August 2017, freight train service between Munich, Germany, and Zhengzhou, Henan Province, began operation.
  • In July 2017, Duisburg, Germany, exported (via rail freight) French wine to Shanghai. This second test 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 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 July 2013, Zhengzhou launched its China-Europe freight train route to Hamburg, Germany.

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