New Hamburg-Shanghai route promises sufficient eastbound volumes

10.26.2021

DB Cargo Eurasia launched a new link between Hamburg and Shanghai. The first eastbound train between the two destinations is currently on its way, with the potential to keep exported volumes at a high level.

The train’s transit time from Hamburg to Shanghai is estimated between 16 and 18 days. With the service becoming regular, there will be one train departure per week. There will be four westbound trains between the two destinations during October, while the next eastbound itinerary will commence in November.

First train delayed Before the first train departed from Hamburg, another westbound train was already dispatched from Shanghai. However, there was a disruption on the trip due to floods in mid-western China that also impacted the country’s railway network. As a result, the train was late for a few days.

Constant linking Despite the initial delay, the Hamburg-Shanghai route is now up and running. Nevertheless, it’s not the only new service launched by DBCE lately. Specifically, the second quarter of 2021 has been quite productive for the company.

The operator launched five new connections between China-Europe, linking eight different destinations. Houma-Hamburg, Hefei-Wilhelmshaven, Xi’an-Paris, Nanjing-Tilburg and Xi’an-Tilburg are now part of the company’s network. The launching of all these new services took place between late May and early July. The new services are here to stay since they offer multiple trips and remain regular on the timetables.

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