A train set off from Hanzhong City, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, on Sunday bound for Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, marking the launch of a new China-Europe freight train service from the city.
The train by way of the provincial capital of Xi’an carried 767 tonnes of merchandise including baby carriages, clothes, stationery, ceramic tea sets and sanitary wares. It is expected to leave China via the land port of Horgos in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region en route to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
In the future, freight train services via Hanzhong City are expected to be used to facilitate more Chinese exports of agricultural products such as tea, rice and oranges, according to a local logistics firm involved in freight train transport.
Since March this year, Hanzhong City has exported tea to a number of countries including Russia and the Netherlands via China-Europe freight train services.