The Hungarian-Chinese railway container traffic is picking up, and intermodal traffic increased by about 13 percent between April and August of this year, Rail Cargo Hungaria said on Tuesday.
The company is Hungary’s leading intermodal terminal, managing the intermodal freight transport units and operating as a cross-road for East-West intermodal freight forwarding in the Central and Eastern European region.
“A 43-container train from Chinese city of Xi’an arrived in Hungary recently. The Xi’an-Budapest train is expected to run on a weekly basis in the future,” Rail Cargo Hungaria said in a statement sent to Hungarian news agency MTI.
“Two additional trains are on the way, and the third one is currently being put together in Xi’an,” it added.
The merchandise on this route feeds the supply chains of several Central European countries, some of the containers will continue their journey to Vienna of Austria, Munich of Germany, Milan of Italy, and cities in Romania, Serbia and other destinations from the Hungarian terminal, according to the company.
The bulk of the cargo included health and hygiene equipment, medical, home electronics and clothing products needed to curb the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Another freight train to Budapest from Chinese city of Jinan runs regularly every two weeks. The railway company underlined that it expected a further increase in rail intermodal traffic in the future.