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Watch RailFreight Live today: new China connections to Rotterdam

The Netherlands made the news several times this week, as new services connecting the ports to China popped up. While the first direct container train to the port of Rotterdam was launched, the port of Amsterdam received two new connections enabling shipment to and from China.

These developments will be discussed today during the first RailFreight Live show after the holiday break. Wanxu Dong, General Manager from BTE will reveal the details of the new Xi’an-Mukran-Rotterdam train, and Gilbert Bal, rail specialist at the port of Rotterdam will share his thoughts on the new arrival.


As the UK has not been on the sidelines when it comes to China traffic by rail, Tony Cole from Davies Turner will share insights in the years of experience of the forwarder, which is now reporting record volumes on its Hefei-Neuss-London service.

He will certainly be asked about his opinion on the Dutch ports. After all, the Xi’an-Amsterdam train has an extension to London too, and the port of Rotterdam acknowledges the importance of its short-sea connections in linking the UK with China.

Don’t miss it

Don’t miss the show and tune in at 1PM on the YouTube Channel of, or via our website. Are you not able to watch the show live, you can always watch it on the YouTube Channel later.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

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

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