Deliveries by rail are growing before our eyes. Only DB Cargo (one of the carriers in the EU) intends to increase its transport capabilities in this direction by 20% by 2020, from 80 thousand standard containers to 100 thousand.
One way to solve this problem is to expand cooperation with the Russian side. So, it is planned to turn Kaliningrad into a major transit hub on the way from China to Europe. It is assumed that regular trains from the Chinese cities of Chengdu, Chongqing, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Suzhou will arrive in the Kaliningrad region, from where the goods will be followed by European customers by sea and rail.
Already, almost all major German companies use the Steel Silk Road. So, BMW three times a week transports components for cars in China. Against this background, in China there was a competition for freight orders between dozens of firms.
A major supplier is Yuxinou of Chongqing, with more than 20 million residents. This company, starting with 11 trains in 2011, currently operates 700 annually on its way from China to Europe. Freight is represented by Chinese electronics, milk powder and other food products are transported in the opposite direction.