Night picture of the Bdll Tower (Dong Liu) in Xi'an, China

Bahnoperator launches new China-UK link

Bell Tower (zhōnglóu) in Xi'an Image Simon Walton

A brand new Silk Road route, connecting the UK with Xi’an, has been initiated by Bahnoperator, the Duisburg based logistics specialists. The block train service utilises the established Baltic Sea Bridge route via the port of Mukran, lying north of Berlin, near the Polish border. The UK intermodal handling terminal is at Hull, offering an alternative to the busy facilities at east coast British ports further south.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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