The new Silk Road has added another stop with the first Luxembourg-China journey. The train departs from Bettembourg-Dudelange Intermodal Terminal towards Chengdu Qingbaijiang International Railway Port. The train will cross Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, entering the Chinese territory in Alashankou and will finally arrive at the Chengdu Qingbaijiang International Railway Port in only 15 days.
With this new connection, the Intermodal Terminal of Bettembourg-Dudelange contributes to strengthen the intermodal offer between Europe and China, as a consolidation hub for South Western Europe. Simultaneously, Chengdu International Railway Services (CDIRS) improves further its coverage in the hinterlands of Europe as well as its service quality.
The train inaugurated carries 41 containers loaded with food, medical equipment, electronics, hardware, ceramics and daily consumer goods.
Located on the Rail Freight Corridor 2 and at the crossroads of the North-South and East-West routes, the Intermodal Terminal of Bettembourg-Dudelange is ideally positioned to act as an international hub for the consolidation of multimodal transport flows between South Western Europe and China. With daily combined train shuttles to major European economic centres, CFL multimodal is constantly striving to develop and enhance its multimodal service offering.
From 31 trains launched in 2013 to 1.595 trains in 2018, Chengdu has been topping the EU–China rail platform companies for the third consecutive year.