HCMC – The Railways of Transport and Trade JSC (Ratraco) has announced it will run the first container train linking the central city of Danang with Europe early this month.
The train consists of 23 40-foot containers, transporting IKEA-branded furniture to Europe. The goods will be delivered to some European cities such as Liege in Belgium, Hamburg in Germany and Melzo in Italy.
The train will depart from Danang to Dong Anh in Hanoi, stop at the Dong Dang International Railway Station in Lang Son for customs clearance and then travel on to China’s Zhengzhou station before connecting to the Asia-Europe rail line to get to its destinations.
Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR) operated the first container train from Hanoi to Belgium in July last year. It currently runs around three container trains from Yen Vien Station in Hanoi to Europe per week.
VNR had previously started offering the international railway transport service to many countries, including Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia and Tajikistan, transporting garments and textiles, footwear and electronic products, among others.