Chinese city initiates new China-Europe cargo train itinerary

(MENAFN)A new China-Europe cargo train route has been introduced, connecting Chengdu in southwest China’s Sichuan Province with Russia’s St. Petersburg. The first cargo train on this route left Chengdu on Sunday, transporting goods for a vital project under the Belt and Road Initiative.
The train is anticipated to arrive in St.

Petersburg in 13 days, much quicker than the one to two months required for shipping by sea under the effect of coronavirus, according to Wang Weikun, deputy general manager of Chengdu International Railway Service Co., Ltd. Throughout the Spring Festival, Chengdu International Railway Port witnessed the number of China-Europe cargo trains augment by 33.3 percent compared with the same period in 2020, according to the port’s administrative committee.

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