The fastest rail service from Xi’an in China to Hamburg and Neuss in Germany started on Monday, November 4. The freight service is expected to reduce transit time from 17 days to about 10 and 12 days.
The new express service improves the speed and efficiency of China-Europe rail freight, by travelling through the Mamonovo-Braniewo railway border between Russia and Poland.
Xi’an city has increased exports in 2018 by 29% year-on-year, and is a thriving international center with high-quality production in key industries like mechanicals, electronics, bio-pharmaceuticals and car manufacturing.
China is the European Union’s second biggest trading partner, being the region’s biggest supplier of imports and its second-biggest source of exports.