WORLD Hamburg welcomes 1st China-Europe freight train from Shanghai amid logistics tension

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Hamburg welcomes 1st China-Europe freight train from Shanghai amid logistics tension

Xinhua

12:50, October 27, 2021

 China-Europe freight train "Shanghai Express" is seen in Hamburg, Germany, on Oct. 26, 2021. The first "Shanghai Express," carrying 50 containers loaded with apparel, auto parts and solar panels, traveled more than 10,000 km before arriving in northern Germany late on Monday. The China-Europe freight trains traveling along 73 routes have reached more than 170 cities in 23 European countries, since it was launched in 2011. (Xinhua/Wang Qing)HAMBURG, Germany, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- The first fully loaded China-Europe freight train arrived from Shanghai, China's economic hub, in the northern German city of Hamburg on Tuesday, further expanding the rail services between Europe and Asia amid the global logistics disruption.The first "Shanghai Express," carrying 50 containers loaded with apparel, auto parts and solar panels, traveled more than 10,000 km before arriving in northern Germany late on Monday.Initially, one train per week will operate, but the service is planned to be extended

Michael Westhagemann, Hamburg's senator for economic affairs, speaks at the welcome ceremony of the first "Shanghai Express" in Hamburg, Germany, on Oct. 26, 2021. The first "Shanghai Express," carrying 50 containers loaded with apparel, auto parts and solar panels, traveled more than 10,000 km before arriving in northern Germany late on Monday. The China-Europe freight trains traveling along 73 routes have reached more than 170 cities in 23 European countries, since it was launched in 2011. (Xinhua/Wang Qing)

Staff members pose for photos with the first "Shanghai Express" in Hamburg, Germany, on Oct. 26, 2021. The first "Shanghai Express," carrying 50 containers loaded with apparel, auto parts and solar panels, traveled more than 10,000 km before arriving in northern Germany late on Monday. The China-Europe freight trains traveling along 73 routes have reached more than 170 cities in 23 European countries, since it was launched in 2011. (Xinhua/Wang Qing)

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