First train from China arrives in Liège Trilogiport
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The very first train from China arrived in Liège Trilogiport, the multimodal platform of the Port of Liège, on 8 December 2020. With this new rail connection to China, the Port further reinforces its economic links with China and promotes multimodality.
The 41-container train left Yiwu in the East of China on 18 November and arrived in Liège on 8 December after crossing a total of seven countries and 12,000 km. The various type of goods it transported will go to several European countries: Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
© Port autonome de Liège
To achieve this success, the container terminal operator of Liège Trilogiport, DPW Liège Container Terminals, collaborated with different partners, including DB Cargo. The operator is now looking for new clients interested in this connection with China in order to fill the trains in both directions as much as possible for both the importation and exportation of goods.
Following works in 2020, the rail infrastructure of Liège Trilogiport is now fully operational and has the necessary infrastructure to accommodate freight trains up to 600 m, thereby reinforcing the Port’s role as multimodal platform.
You can find more information here. (in French)