China-Europe train in Langfang opened

The Eurasian network of rail connections under the “One Belt, One Road” initiative is expanding. On February 25, 2023, the first China-Europe train in Langfang opened (Hebei Province). It shortens the route between China and European countries by about 13 days, more than 1/3.

China-Europe train in Langfang opened

The first freight train departing from Langfang North Railway Terminal carries 55 40-foot containers. The containers are loaded with consumer goods, light industry goods, food, and furniture. Goods worth about USD 2.9M come mainly from companies from Langfang and the surrounding area.

The train will cross the Chinese border through the Erenhot Port in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Passing through Mongolia, the goods will reach their destination, Moscow, traveling 7,800 kilometers. The estimated travel time is 17 days, much shorter than combined transport (by sea and rail).

Freight train in Langfang

Why Langfang?

Langfang is a city located in the north of China in Hebei Province. It is located in the “Golden Triangle” of Beijing, Tianjin, and Xiong’an New Area, a region with great economic potential. It is an area that will benefit significantly from new intermodal connections. Langfang is well connected – nearby, there are:

  • Beijing Capital International Airport,
  • Tianjin-Binhai International Airport,
  • Port of Tianjin,
  • Beijing Daxing International Airport.

Over the next three years, Langfang plans to become a modern commercial logistics center. It will provide bonded warehousing, logistics, distribution, processing services, and more. Transport solutions will include sea, air, rail, and road freight.

China Railway Express will guarantee timely deliveries of key products and contribute to the region’s economic growth. The new rail connection between Langfang and Europe is an economical and fast solution for cargo transportation – about 430 USD can be saved on each container.

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