China’s English-language newspaper Shanghai Daily citing Xinhua news agency published an article entitled "China launches freight train in Germany."
It reads as follows:"Freight train from Zhengzhou, located in central China, which is located in Hamburg, Germany, will be launched on Thursday in order to increase bilateral trade," — said Wednesday representatives of the Chinese Railway Ministry.
"The container train will start its way in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province, and then passes through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and Poland before Germany’s reach," — said the Zhengzhou Railway Bureau.
Train pass 10,214 miles for a period of from 16 days to 18 days. Such a service can shorten the time required for the delivery of goods from Zhengzhou to Europe by sea, about 15 days.
The first train will carry 665 tons of goods such as tires, shoes, clothes in the container 51. Their total trading value, according to the customs authorities in Zhengzhou, is 1.52 million.
In the direction of Hamburg this year will be six such trains, which are expected to implement the transportation of export and import volume in excess of U.S. $ 100 million.
In 2014, the number of freight trains from Zhengzhou to Hamburg will increase to 50, resulting in the volume of trade through this service will be increased to 1 billion U.S. dollars ".
In addition, less than two months ago the reports on the discovery of the regular cargo rail link between China and Poland. Chinese media reported that a train with 41 container from China arrived at the railway station in Central Poland Lodz in May, having almost 10,000 kilometers in 15 days. He traveled through Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus. According to the schedule, a train is to be sent from China to Poland each week.
Now, here opens the regular freight train service between China, the largest economic power in Asia, and Germany, the largest economy in Europe.