First China-U.K. Freight Train Departs as Xi Seeks to Lift Trade – Bloomberg

While the train can carry about 200 containers, versus 20,000 on a large cargo vessel, the trip takes about half as long as a 30-day sailing between East Asia and northern Europe. That will make rail a competitive option when maritime shipments are held up or miss the booked departure, especially compared with airfreight, which costs twice as much, according to Michael White, operations director at Brunel Shipping, the U.K. booking agent for the service.

Source: First China-U.K. Freight Train Departs as Xi Seeks to Lift Trade – Bloomberg

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