A container train from Chongqing in China arrived on the evening of 4 April into Duisburg, Germany after travelling for 16 days.
The DB Schenker freight test train completed the journey of 10,300 km after being commission by a ‘global company.’
The route the train took went south of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and then from Poland to Germany. This took half the time it would have taken had the journey been made by sea, which is how most of China’s goods enter Europe currently.
Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Member of the Management Board of DB Mobility Logistics AG responsible for Transportation and Logistics, said:
“We hope that, with the journey now completed, we have once again convinced our customers of the advantages of such a train. According to our planning schedule regular services between China and Germany could begin within this year upon sufficient demand.”
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