The first freight train carrying imported Audi cars from Europe arrived in Chongqing in southwestern China on Monday.
A train laden with 82 Audi A8Ls worth over RMB 32 million (about US $ 4.95 million) left Germany's industrial city of Duisburg about 20 days ago. The vehicles will be delivered to Sichuan, Guizhou, Shaanxi and other western regions of China.
“One to two special freight trains carrying Audi vehicles will arrive in Chongqing every week, with the first batch expected to carry more than 2,000 vehicles worth over RMB 800 million,” said an official from the Comprehensive Bonded Zone. Chongqing "Xiyun" Pei Lei.
The China-Europe railway route will reduce the transport time for vehicles to about 15 days, while it took more than two months for cargo transportation by sea.
Since the first China-Europe freight train departed from central Chongqing in March 2011, routes have been opened linking the city to more than 160 cities in 22 European countries, the Office of the Support Steering Group said. development of the "Belt and Road".