( – FocusAsia Media Ltd)

GUANGZHOU, Apr 12 (FAM) – A new freight train service started operation on Tuesday, linking Dongguan, a manufacturing hub in south China’s Guangdong Province, and Vorsino, Russia.

The trip of about 11,000 kilometers takes 15 days, about one third of the time by sea, while the cost is half of that by air, said Huang Pu, chief of Dongguan customs.

A launch ceremony was held at a Sino-Russia trade logistic base, which will eventually cover 241 hectares.