A train full of goods bound for Vorsino Station in Moscow, Russia
embarked on its maiden trip from Shenyang East Railway Station in
Shenyang, provincial capital of Northeast China's Liaoning province on
The train, operated by Shenyang Bureau Group Co of China Railway, is
the 1000th block train running between the Northeast China region and
European countries since the launch of the first block train in August
Loaded with containers of electronic products, machinery parts, bio
products, chemical products, auto spare parts and light industrial
products, the China-Europe block trains are heading for European
countries from Shenyang, Dalian, Yingkou, Changchun and Chifeng via
Manzhouli inland port or Erenhot inland port. The destinations include
Russia, Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.
“Transporting goods by train is not only 20 percent of the cost of
air freighting, it also only takes 40 percent of the time shipping by
sea does,” said a director of Shenyang Bureau Group Co of China Railway.
For example, it takes over 40 days to transport goods from Dalian to
the Netherlands by sea, while the direct China-Europe train takes less
than 18 days.