Cargo raiway linking Finland and China opens

The first Finland-China cargo train was a landmark signaling the Nordic country became part of the

With more than 40 containers on it, the cargo train bound for Chinese inland city of Xi’an departed Kouvola, southeastern Finland, on Friday.

It will take 17 days to run 9,000 km to cross the Eurasia continent, passing through countries including Russia and Kazakhstan, before reaching its final destination of the northwest China’s Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China.

Compared with the normal sea freight, the cargo rail line can shorten the travel time by 30 days.

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