North China City Launches First China-Europe Freight Train

Shijiazhuang, Feb. 26 (BNA): Langfang City in north China’s Hebei Province saw the first Sino-European freight train leave the station on Saturday.

The freight train, carrying 55 40-foot containers, will complete a journey of 7,800 km. Xinhua News Agency reported that the ship will leave the country through the port of Erenhot in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, pass through Mongolia and finally reach its destination in Moscow after 17 days.

The goods, with a total value of about 20 million yuan (about 2.88 million US dollars), include light industrial products, food, clothing and daily necessities from local enterprises in Langfang and import and export companies in surrounding areas.

The freight train service is of great importance to further promoting the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and integrating into the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative, according to the city’s Development and Reform Commission.

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