The Xiang Ou Express Budapest-Changsha return freight train carrying Central European cargo containers to Changsha, China, was launched from here for the first time on Monday [27 November 2017]. The train carries 41 containers of red wine, beer, cereals, milk powder and hardware accessories made in Hungary and its neighboring countries…Full Article: Xinhua Nov 2017
- On June 16 2017, the first freight train from Changsha, Hunan Province, arrived in Budapest.
- In April 2017, the first freight train from Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, arrived in Budapest. The freight train traveled from Xi’an to Budapest via Kazakhstan, Russia, Poland, and Slovakia. Its cargo primarily consisted of clothing and electronics from Yiwu, Zhejiang Province.
- In February 2017, trains carrying Chinese cargo arrived in Budapest via a combination of shipping and land routes. The shipment’s sea route runs from China’s Port of Ningbo (near Shanghai) to Greece’s Port of Piraeus (near Athens), while its land route (railway) runs from Athens to Budapest. The route takes a total of 26 days from Ningbo to Budapest.
- In January 2017, a freight train from Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, arrived in London.
- 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 January 2016, Shanghai imported China’s first shipment (12 MTs) of Hungarian (frozen) beef.
- In October 2015, China and Hungary signed a beef trade agreement.
- In June 2015, China and Hungary signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) within the Silk Road Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives. Hungary was the first EU country to join China’s Silk Road network.
- 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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