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Deutsche Bahn counts on China train lines

German state operator expands transcontinental services to England

A train on Deutsche Bahn’s route to Germany prepares to leave the inland Chinese city of Xiangtang, Jiangxi Province with Fujitsu-Siemens cargo. (Courtesy Deutsche Bahn)

HAMBURG, Germany -- German railway operator Deutsche Bahn is preparing to roll out additional train services to and from China after carrying a record number of freight containers over its transcontinental routes in 2016.

State-controlled DB handled 40,000 transcontinental containers last year and aims to boost that figure to 100,000 a year by 2020 by positioning the service as a cheaper alternative to air freight which is also faster than ocean shipping.

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