(MENAFN) The city of Langfang, located in the northern province of Hebei in China, has initiated its first China-Europe freight train service, which departed from the station on Saturday. The train, carrying 55 containers measuring 40 feet in length, will travel a total distance of 7,800 kilometers before reaching its final destination in Moscow, Russia, after 17 days. The freight train will exit the country via Erenhot Port in Inner Mongolia, pass through Mongolia, and finally arrive in Moscow.
The shipment comprises a range of products including light industrial goods, food, clothing, and daily necessities, with a total value of nearly 20 million yuan (equivalent to about 2.88 million U.S. dollars). The goods are sourced from local companies in Langfang and import and export firms located in nearby regions.
According to the city's development and reform commission, this freight train service holds significant importance in promoting the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and integrating it into the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative. The initiative aims to strengthen connectivity and cooperation between countries along the Belt and Road, facilitating increased trade and investment.
The launch of the China-Europe freight train service is a vital milestone for Langfang's regional development. This service will facilitate faster and more efficient transportation of goods, enhancing the city's competitiveness and supporting the growth of local businesses. Moreover, the service will boost regional integration and promote the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, further strengthening trade and investment ties between China and Russia.
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