The Train from China to Europe
There is good news for the manufacturers/traders of time sensitive cargo that need to ship their goods from China to Europe. As per the Chinese government initiative of “one belt-one road” a new cargo train has been started which originates from Yiwu in China and reaches London in 18 days. This train covers the 12000 km route via Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France before arriving at London.
Other connections as per ‘one belt-one road’ initiative include Duisburg, Madrid, Afghanistan and Riga. Its USP is that it is half cost of air freight and half of transit time of Sea freight. Thus making it a quicker option than sea and air to ship cargo from China to Europe
By Kanika Adlakha