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Belt and Road

German rail group bets on Belt and Road with more trains to China

Beijing subsidies seen fueling growth in overland Eurasian trade

Cargo wagons sit at a rail yard in Munich. The freight unit of Germany's state rail group is boosting capacity for shipments to China.   © Reuters

HAMBURG, Germany -- The freight unit of Germany's state-owned railroad group Deutsche Bahn plans a major increase in capacity for China-bound shipments, counting on continued support for overland transport under Beijing's Belt and Road connectivity project.

DB Cargo looks to boost Europe-China freight rail services by 17.6% next year, to 100,000 standard containers from the current level of 85,000.

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