BEIJING - On Christmas Day, a cargo train loaded with 90 standard
containers of goods left Zhengzhou, Central China's transport hub, for
Hamburg in northern Germany. It marked the 1,000th such trip between the
The first cargo train departed from Zhengzhou for Hamburg on July 18, 2013. That year saw only 13 such trips.
Other routes between Chinese and European cities also saw a similar
rocketing growth in the number of cargo trains in the past few years.