FRANKFURT, Jul 5 (FAM) – German rail and logistics giant DB Cargo has begun shipping cars in containers from China to Zeebrugge in a partnership with Chinese automotive specialist Changjiu Logistics and rail operator HAO Logistics that is expected to bring significant Asia-Europe rail freight growth.

The first rail transport of finished goods from the Volvo plant in the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang reached the Belgian port of Zeebrugge on 30 June, from where they can be shipped onwards throughout northern Europe. The Volvo S90 model vehicles are transported in around 18 to 20 days in containers with the help of a mounting bracket rack system on the 9,800-kilometre journey across the northern route between China and Europe.