“Shanghai” launches its first freight line via railway between China and Europe


Shanghai, China’s economic hub, will launch a rail freight service to Hamburg, Germany, on Tuesday, marking the first cross-border railway service between Shanghai and Europe, Shanghai Customs said Friday.

The Shanghai Express train will be loaded with clothes, auto parts, solar panels, tableware, furniture, daily necessities, machine parts and other goods to be shipped to Europe.

The train will leave China via the Alatau Pass in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and arrive in Hamburg after about two weeks, passing on its journey through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and Poland.

Shanghai Customs said that trains will run through this line regularly every week, while new lines will be opened to provide new logistics options for companies at home and abroad.

The article “Shanghai” inaugurates its first railway freight line between China and Europe was written in Al Borsa newspaper.