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May 03, 2018

New freight train service from Beijing to Antwerp launched last week

The Global Shippers' Alliance (GSA) reports that a new freight train service has been launched from Tangshan, China (150 km from Beijing) to Belgium.

A first train carrying departed last week from Jingtang Port District in the city of Tangshan, marking the inauguration of the service. The train will go through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, and Germany and will cover in total 11.000 km to reach its final destination - Antwerp, Belgium.

The train service will cut transport time from the usual 45 days by sea, to just 16 days.

GSA says the new rail connection offers a new way not only for the freight of Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei to Europe, but also for that of Japan and the Republic of Korea to Europe via China.

Source: GSA