A new cargo rail route linking the administrative centre of China’s northeastern city of Harbin to the Russian city of Yekaterinburg opened on Thursday.
The first Harbin-Russia international cargo train loaded with containers arrived for customs checks with the TransContainer company in the fourth largest city in Russia.
According to the Vice Director of the TransContainer branch on the Sverdlovsk Railway Maxim Smirnov, “the time on the road amounted to 10 days,” which is four times faster than previously possible. Previously, a delivery of goods from southern China to Russia had to be transported mainly by sea via the port of Dalian, which takes on average 40 days.
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