(ECNS) -- A freight train left Wuwei South Railway Station for Duisburg in Germany on Monday.
This freight train was loaded with 50 containers from several provinces and cities of China, with 713 tons of kitchen appliances and hardware fitting. It will leave China at the Alashankou Port and arrive in Germany 18 days later.
This is the first time that Gansu has shipped the whole freight to the European Union.
Wuwei, located at the communications centre of the Silk Road, is the throat of the Eurasian Continental Bridge. It is also in the central section of the Economic Belt that Lanzhou-Lianyungang Railway and Lanzhou-Urimq Railway cover.
Such a location gives this city advantages in developing logistics industry and building an export-oriented economic layout.
The freight train will reach Germany directly by sea-rail combined transports after nearly 9,000 kilometers' journey. It will take 10 days less than the freight route crossing New Eurasian Land Bridge and 30 days less than traditional ocean transportation.