DB Schenker starts first Hamburg to Zhengzou train

DB Schenker together with the City and Port Authority of Zhengzhou (Province Henan) have inaugurated a first freight train from Hamburg to the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.


DB Schenker starts first Hamburg to Zhengzou train


DB Schenker together with the City and Port Authority of Zhengzhou (Province Henan) have inaugurated a first freight train from Hamburg to the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou. The train loaded with 41 containers transports among others industrial robots for an international technology firm.

DB Schenker has been logistics partner of the Zhengzhou City Administration for the running of weekly trains from Zhengzhou to Hamburg since August 2013, but this new service marks the start of a regular train in the opposite direction.

The train to Zhengzhou takes around 17 days for the 10,214 km distance through Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan to China and is about 20 days faster than ocean freight. DB Schenker has been running regular weekly block-train services between China and Germany since 2011 with most of DB Schenker’s customers from the automotive and electronics industries. Between 2012 and 2014, a total of 40,000 containers (20 foot container equivalents) have been travelling between China and Europe on behalf of DB Schenker.