GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

TIANJIN, Nov 22 (FAM) – A freight train waits to depart at Tianjin’s pilot free trade zone yesterday. Loaded with 104 containers of construction materials, it is the first China-Europe freight train to leave the Tianjin FTZ, and is set to arrive in Minsk, capital of Belarus, around December 4.

The return trip will carry goods to China, including wood products from Belarus and surrounding countries. The freight service is set to expand to more European cities in the future.