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There is a nostalgic romanticism attached to railroads, given their status as the first continental mass transit system for passengers and freight. But in the 21st century, rail transport is still a popular option for international trade. Standard gauge and broad gauge rail systems interconnect major cities throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, Asia and parts of Africa. While rail transport lacks the route flexibility and door-to-door convenience of trucks, it remains a thriving industry due to cost efficiency benefits, and its environmental friendliness compared to other transport options. More than 40% of freight within the U.S. is moved by railroads.

Rail now carrries shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade between China and London.

BREAKING NEWS: First Freight Train From China Arrives in London

Operated by the InterRail Group

The first container train travelling between China and the United Kingdom arrived today at DB Cargo UK’s London Eurohub terminal in Barking. The train is operated by the InterRail Group, a multinational transport operator headquartered in Switzerland, on behalf of China Railway subsidiary CRIMT. Various freight railways handled traction along the 7,500-mile route. DB Cargo… Read More

CSX precertifies sites for manufacturing products for shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

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