New Central European freight train service launched
A China-Europe freight train loaded with 100 cargo containers left Jinhua, east China's Zhejiang Province, for Venlo, the Netherlands, on Wednesday.
The departure marked the first China-Europe freight train from Zhejiang to the Netherlands and the 400th China-Europe freight train departure handled by Jinhua this year, said China Railway Shanghai Bureau Group Co.
The train carrying $3.1 million worth of motorcycles, vehicle mounts and other items is expected to arrive in the Dutch city in 22 days.
The train will carry Dutch-made goods such as paper for newspapers, electronic instruments and medical equipment back to Jinhua.
Jinhua launched the China-Europe freight train service in 2017. So far, 22 China-Europe freight train lines have been operated, connecting more than 120 cities.
In the first half of this year, Jinhua had 368 import and export China-Europe freight trains, transporting 30,368 containers of goods, an 8% increase year-on-year.