Berlin (dpa) – The goods traffic on the thousands of kilometers long route between Germany and China, for the railway is becoming increasingly important.
With more than 40 000 containers have moved the railway station, the largest volume of Goods through the longest railway in the world, the company said in Berlin. Previously, the “world reports”. In the previous year, there were 35 000 containers on the track.
railway Board member Ronald Pofalla announced that by the year 2020, the number of the Container should be increased to around 100 000. The rides on the 10 000 to 12 000 kilometres of long journeys usually lasted between twelve and 16 days, including multiple shipments of Container on the other gauges. Ensure that goods arrived on the Rail to your destination in half the time that the Transport takes by ship. The rail supply, for example, a BMW car plant in China.
The majority of Goods from and to China, according to the report, with container ships on the way. As an Alternative to the traditional sea routes, or also to Cargo transported by plane to the land is profitable, according to the assessment of the railway in the case of certain goods.
In March 2005, had sent the train according to the report, for the first Time, four test trains on the trip to China. In 2014, there were around 300, 2015 then, around 400 trains. Currently around Chongqing and Duisburg, the Zhengzhou and Hamburg, Wuhan and Duisburg/Hamburg, Changsha and Duisburg, or Shenyang and Leipzig are connected to.