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Central China transportation hub sees 200 Sino-European freight trains this year

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-08-19 17:19

WUHAN — Central China's Wuhan city, a transportation hub, has seen more than 200 Sino-European freight trains so far this year, said local authorities on Saturday.

As of Friday, 100 freight trains between China and Europe have left Wuhan, and the city received 103. A total of 18,000 containers were carried, up 41.5 percent from last year, according to Wuhan Asia-Europe Logistics which runs the trains.

The trains mostly go to Germany, France and Russia, and the routes connect more than 60 cities in 28 Asian and European countries. Electronic devices, screens, automobile accessories, optical cable, special steel, household electrical appliances as well as chemical and rubber products are among the commodities exported.

Returning trains carry elevator and automobile components and timber to China. With refrigerated containers, the trains also bring back milk from Belarus, edible oil from Kazakhstan, beer from Poland and Germany and wine from France.

By May 13 this year when the 1,000th Sino-European freight train left China, the country had 51 Sino-European freight train routes, with trains from 28 Chinese cities travelling to 29 cities in 11 European countries.

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