On July 4, the first China-Europe freight train departed from Zhuzhou to Minsk, covering the distance between the two cities in 13 days.
The train consists of 42 containers loaded with laptops, LED panels, green tea and other products manufactured in Hunan province.
With this service, Zhuzhou has become the third city in Hunan Province to open international freight train route to Europe after Changsha and Huaihua.
Belarus is an important transport hub on China-Europe route.
This year, RZD Logistics organized the railway delivery of Geely knock-down kits from China to Belarus, at the assembly factory of BelGee, the Belarus/Chinese joint-venture car manufacturer. 50 container trains in total are expected to depart by the end of 2019, with one train per week.
In addition, in October, RZD Logistics and Belarusian Railway signed an agreement for the development of transit services on the China-Europe-China route.
At the end of 2018, UTLC ERA and Belintertrans launched the Green Stream project consisting a of a container train loaded with milk and cream from Kolyadichy (Belarus) to Chengdu.