To the envy of the Balts: the port of Kaliningrad has tested a new route of the "Silk Road"

A few days ago, a route for the delivery of goods to Rotterdam from Xi'an, China, was launched through the Kaliningrad port. The launch of this trade route was planned for August, but was subsequently postponed. The last time containers arrived in Rotterdam from China were five years ago, and now it has been decided to resume this route.

First, goods from China are delivered by train through the territory of Kazakhstan. Then, in the port of Kaliningrad, they are loaded onto a ship delivering cargo to the German Mukran, and then the containers are loaded onto a train to Rotterdam.

On September 28, a train from Xi'an arrived in this Dutch city, and now from there, after unloading, it will again go to China via Kaliningrad - already with 35 containers of infant formula from Ireland. It is reported by the specialized portal Railfreight.

A train with Chinese goods for Europe will leave Xi'an next week. If the test shipments are successful, the product delivery route from Xi'an to Rotterdam and back will operate weekly.

Kaliningrad will play a key role in the new Silk Road route, which, to the envy of the Balts, increases the role of the Russian port in international trade. The priority of Russian ports is also emphasized by Belarus's plans to reorient its cargo flows from the Baltic ports to the Russian Federation. So, on the eve of Minsk announced the idea of ​​building a joint terminal with Russia in Ust-Luga.

Alexander Lukashenko announced plans to reorient Belarusian logistics to Moscow in response to the leaders of the Baltic countries rejecting the results of the presidential elections in Belarus, during which the current president of the country won a landslide victory.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 28 September 2020 13: 46
    To the envy of the Balts: the port of Kaliningrad has tested a new route of the "Silk Road"

    First, goods from China are delivered by train through the territory of Kazakhstan. Further in the port of Kaliningrad they are loaded onto a ship,

    -Ah, what a joy ... - just to everyone's envy ...
    -Giant Russia has finally found itself a "worthy occupation" ... -Service the new route of the "Silk Road" .... -The Chinese have squeezed out and pressed down our corrupt officials ... -Now China still has to get into the Russian Northern Route; so that there, in a few years, become full-fledged owners ... -And on Baikal, the Chinese will soon be trading Russian Baikal water with might and main ...; which will be bottled at "their own Chinese plant" (which is already being built in those Russian places) ... - Probably, the Chinese will eventually adjust this Russian Baikal water to Europe along their Chinese "Silk Road" ... - in their Chinese packaging ... -What "great joy" came ... to the Russian Land ...
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 28 September 2020 14: 43
    And how are goods delivered to Kaliningrad, not through the Baltic states?
  3. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 28 September 2020 14: 55
    Kaliningrad ports should become the leading ones in the Baltic, replacing the Latvian and Lithuanian ports, which today were the main ones for adjacent Belarus and Russia ... We began to develop the promising port of Pionersky, because the Kaliningrad port is located a little further from the sea at the river mouth ... Kaliningrad ports lie on the closest direct to the Baltic and surpass the Latvian and Lithuanian ones in that they are more western, which saves from 200 (Klaipeda) to 400 (Ventspils) km of the sea route, and by railways, the transit through Lithuania is almost the same (tens of km) and transit through transit to Klaipeda port is 250 km ... All the benefits of Kaliningrad ports are obvious ...
    1. Sergey39 Offline Sergey39
      Sergey39 (Sergei) 29 September 2020 15: 17
      It remains only to cut through the railway corridor through Belarus and Lithuania.
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 29 September 2020 15: 47
        There is no problem in Belarus, in Lithuania there is an agreement on railway transit to Kaliningrad ...
  4. from Xi'an to Rotterdam the best way is to go by steam train