The first rail freight service from the United Kingdom to China covering a 7,500 Miles journey is all set to depart. It will be having thirty containers carrying British goods like soft drinks, whiskey, pharmaceuticals and vitamins.
A DB Cargo locomotive will leave the DP World (global trade services firm) London Gateway rail terminal in Stanford-le-Hope for the city of Yiwu in Zhejiang province.
After passing the Channel Tunner, the train will pass through total of seven countries named- France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan. It will arrive on 27th of April.
It is a part of China’s One belt one road (OBOR) programme to revive its silk road trading routes.
The first rail freight service in the opposite direction, from China to the UK, arrived three months ago.