DALIAN — China’s first refrigerated-container train left for Moscow from northeast China’s Dalian on August 8, marking the launching of a new transport link between the two countries.
The new refrigerated-freight line is 8,600 km long, with trains taking about 10 days to reach Moscow. The train is carrying products worth $150,000, including pears from Hebei, pomelos from Guangdong and garlic from Shandong.
After crossing the border, goods will switch to a Russian freight train in Baikal, Siberia.
The new transport link will shorten the journey time by 60 percent as the old route used sea and rail travel.
China’s refrigerated-product exports to Russia have been on the rise.