Sinotrans, the logistics division of China Merchants Group (CMG), has established its own rail link between Shenzhen and Duisburg, offering a new connection for freight transport between the Pearl River Delta and Europe.
The service will travel from China through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland and then Duisburg in Germany.
Guanpeng Li, CEO of Sinotrans, said: “Shenzhen together with the Greater Bay Area (Pearl River Delta) is one of the most successful economic regions in China. Duisburg is a transport hub for multiple transport carriers in Europe.
Erich Staake, CEO of duisport, stated: “The opening of the “Bay Area” plays a crucial role in securing continuous supply chains between China and Europe and promoting even closer economic contacts.
“After connecting Jinan in north-east China and Changsha in central China to our network in the spring, we have turned our attention to increasing the services for the Pearl River Delta. This strategic partnership strengthens our network.”
The announcement coincides with the 40th anniversary of Shenzhen’s special economic zone, which has played a role in the Pearl River Delta becoming an economic juggernaut.