New Silk Road makes for new connection Chengdu-Wroclaw

A new railway line is launched on the New Silk Road, connecting the southern Polish city of Wroclaw to China. The new service facilitates container trains from Chengdu, in the capital of Sichuan province, to arrive at the Schavemaker Invest rail terminal in Wroclaw. The first train left the Chinese city on 6 September.

According to Schavemakers, the opening of the railway line to Wrocław is a response to the growing interest in China to deliver containers directly to the largest Polish cities by the Vistula River.

Arrival

The majority of the goods being transported in the 30 containers on the train to Wrocław are electronic goods, intended for nearby production plants. The first train will reach Kąty Wrocławskie tomorrow, 20 September, after a two-week journey. At the end of the month the second train is expected to leave Chengdu for Katy Wroclawskie.

In China the train is operated by Chengdu International Railway Services (CDIRS), while the Polish agent is Rail Transportation Service Broker (RTSB). The latter established a new cooperation with Schavemaker Invest terminal in Kąty Wrocławskie earlier this month.

European Silk Road Summit

Do you want to know more about the New Silk Road and its latest developments? On 26 and 27 November the European Silk Road Summit takes place in Venlo, the Netherlands. At this two-day international event more than 35 speakers and around 250 delegates will share their experiences, expertise and latest news.

Registration for the event is now open. The programme and speakers can be found on the website.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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