China Railway Express began its freight train service to Europe some time ago. Increasing numbers of international companies are benefiting from its relatively high speed to export goods overseas.
Shipping via China Railway Express are similar to shipping goods by sea. But rail freight is much quicker, reaching Lodz in Poland in 14 days versus 28 day by sea.
A major television manufacturer held a grand departure ceremony with China Railway Express at Chengdu International Railway Port in Sichuan province on March 29.
The freight train, with 41 full containers of television display screens, main boards and accessories from Shenzhen, was due to arrive in Lodz in about 14 days.
This bulk cargo bulk would form the basis of around 20 000 television sets, which would be assembled and sold in Europe.