New China-Europe Freight Train Service Linking Henan with Finland Opens
At 10:40 am, November 20, accompanied by a loud whistle, a China-Europe freight train left Zhengzhou Railway Container Center Station. Different from previous ones, it is bound for Helsinki in Finland, marking the successful launch of the new train route linking Central China's transport hub Zhengzhou with Helsinki in Finland.
A new China-Europe freight train route was launched at Zhengzhou Railway Container Center Station. [Photo provided to Henan Daily]
The train carrying 43 TEUs loaded with 461 tons of disposable medical masks, medical equipment against COVID-19, hazmat suits, lamps, mechanical and electrical products, which are worth around 3 million U.S. dollars, will arrive at the terminal in half a month.
The China (Zhengzhou)-Europe freight train route bound for Helsinki has added one more destination to the previous four including Hamburg and Munich in Germany, Liege in Belgium and Moscow in Russia. Such expansion will be of benefit to the trade between China and Europe.
It is learned that Zhengzhou has seen the operation of 3,745 China-Europe cargo trains (2,243 outbound and 1,502 inbound) in the past seven years, with 2020.4 thousand tons of goods in cumulative value of 15.55 billion U.S. dollars.
据了解，中欧班列（郑州）运行七年多来，总累计开行3745班（2243班去程、1502班回程），总累计货值155.5亿美元、货重202.04万吨。（中文来源/河南日报 翻译/赵汉青 审校/丁岚）