GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)
FRANKFURT, Jan 19 (FAM) – The first container train travelling between China and the UK arrives yesterday at the DB Cargo UK terminal at the London Eurohub in Barking. The train is operated by the InterRail Group, a multinational transport operator headquartered in Switzerland, on behalf of China Railway subsidiary CRIMT (China Railway International Multimodal Transport).
Various freight railways handle traction along the 12,000 kilometre route; DB Cargo is responsible for the section from Duisburg to London via the Channel Tunnel. The train originated in Yiwu in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang. It reached London in around 18 days, making it twice as fast as ship transport.