GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

TAIYUAN, Feb 16 (FAM) – The first China-Europe freight train departed Taiyuan, capital city of of Shanxi province for Lesosibirsk, Russia on Feb 15. It will transport two large, China-made mine excavators to the Russian city.

Compared to the sea route, the freight method shortens overall transportation time by 20 days; it also effectively avoids sea water erosion to the excavators and losses caused by collision.