Lanzhou, May 18 (Xinhua) - a new China-Europe freight train service was launched, linking the city of Wuwei in the Gansu province of Northwest China with Duisburg in Germany.

A loading train loaded with 50 cargo containers left from Wuwei South station on Monday, towards West to Duisburg.

The trip of more than 9,000 km takes 18 days. Compared with high-sea shipping, it saves around 30 days at transport time, according to the Ground Lanzhou Bureau Group Co., Ltd., based in Lanzhou, capital of Gansu.

The service operator said that exporters had sent the output load of the Tianjin municipality and the provinces of Zhejiang, Guangdong and Shandong to a logistic area of ​​union in Wuwei, where the products were filled in the freight train for export.

The first batch of exports weighed a total of 739 tonnes, with a value of approximately 22 million yuan (3.4 million US dollars). The products included automation machinery, industrial parts, stainless steel kitchen utensils, office supplies and small appliances. EndItem

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