( – FocusAsia Media Ltd)

HENAN, Apr 12 (FAM) – Among the recently launched seven new free trade zones, Henan FTZ differs from the others in that it will be built into a national transport and logistics hub. Starting in March, four pairs of cargo trains started running on a weekly service between Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, and the German city of Hamburg.

Since the first Zhengzhou-Europe Train was launched in 2013, the train has finished 556 one-way trips by the middle of March, with total value of delivered cargo amounting to $2.82 billion, according to Zhengzhou’s bureau of commerce. It is expected that over 300 Zhengzhou-Europe trains will complete the 10,214-kilometer trip in 2017 alone.