Georgia welcomes first Silk Road container train from China

The first container cargo train from China on Sunday arrived in Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi.Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili welcomed the arrival of the train, saying the Silk Road project will make Georgia a hub linking Europe and Asia.The 21-container train with consumer electronics departed from China’s port city of Lianyungang on Nov. 29. It was ferried from Kazakhstan via the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan and then headed again on rail to Georgia. The cargo train will finally be shipped by sea ferriy to Istanbul from Georgia.

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