JINAN, July 27 (Xinhua) -- A new freight train left Yantai, a transport hub in eastern China's Shandong Province, heading for Duisburg, northwest Germany, Friday.
The train, loaded with electrical appliances, auto parts and mechanical equipment, worth about 3 million U.S. dollars, will leave China through Erenhot in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and reach Duisburg within 20 days.
So far, the city has sent 14 freight trains to Asian and European countries, greatly enhancing the economic and trade cooperation between the province and Eurasian countries along the rail network.
More Shandong cities have been connected to freight train routes that lead to over 48 destinations, including cities along the Belt and Road in a sea-rail combined transport network.
Shandong has sent a total of 214 freight trains to Asian and European countries in the first quarter.