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China’s first refrigerated container train leaves for Moscow

Updated: Aug 8,2016 9:12 PM     Xinhua

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.