Harbin-Hamburg Freight Train Enters Service

The first direct freight service from Harbin, capital of northeastern China’s province of Heilongjiang, departed Xiangfang Railway Station in Harbin at 10:00 local time on 13 June 2015, according to local media reports. This service left for Hamburg in Germany. The entire trip will take cover 9,820 km (6,138 miles) and will run from Manzhouli… Continue reading Harbin-Hamburg Freight Train Enters Service

Chinese Cargo Rail: A Whole New Game Starting Today

Most of us here are passengers — we do have bags but probably not the quantity that can fill up an entire carriage. Still, if you’re a rail-addicted expat moving from Beijing to Shanghai (as an example — say, better “international” food in Shanghai, perhaps?), there’s no need to overburden Beijing Airport when the rails… Continue reading Chinese Cargo Rail: A Whole New Game Starting Today