New Silk Road leads to Frankfurt
At the beginning of April, a goods train from the Chinese provincial capital Jinan arrived for the first time at the container terminal of Contargo Industriepark Frankfurt-Höchst. This means that the Frankfurt region is now connected to the “New Silk Road”. Following this premiere, Contargo expects more direct trains from China in Frankfurt.
Transport by rail between the city of Jinan and Frankfurt am Main takes from 18 to 20 days. Contargo’s terminal in Industriepark Frankfurt-Höchst took on the handling of the containers and their local transport to customers.
After the “maiden voyage” of the first test train, goods trains from Jinan are expected to arrive two to three times a month at the terminal in Frankfurt – but they will not be the only ones: in the next few weeks, additional trains from various different regions of China are expected in Frankfurt.