Last Saturday a freight train departed Wuwei City, in northwest China’s Gansu Province, for London. This was the inaugaral trip of the new route of China-Europe freight train service.
The freight train is loaded with cargo of 12 million masks, over 35,000 medical gloves, auto parts and textiles, worth over 16.72 million yuan (about 2.59 million U.S. dollars) in total, according to the China Railway Lanzhou Bureau Group Co., Ltd. It will exit China via the Khorgos port in Xinjiang, Uygur Autonomous Region and arrive in London in 20 days, about 10 days shorter than by sea.
Five China-Europe freight trains have left Wuwei this year, with the total value of goods reaching 106 million yuan.