The declaration of intent was signed during the 800th journey of a direct freight train connection between China and Rotterdam.
Namely, the Chengdu-Tilburg-Rotterdam-Express currently operates three times a week in 15 days via Kazakhstan and Moscow.
The load factor during the westward journey from China to the Netherlands is extremely high, while the load factor on the eastward journey still has about 20% available space, as GVT informed.
For this reason, the focus has shifted to ensure better connections with the North American market through the Port of Rotterdam.
In addition, more shortsea freight can also be transported from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Baltic States using rail to the Far East.