The First block train from China to Norway is routed via Kaliningrad. DB in Cooperation with Mann Lines Multimodal have launched a multimodal container service from Xian in China to Oslo in Norway via Kaliningrad Commercial Sea Port as part of the Chinese Belt & Road Initiative.

The train arrived to Kaliningrad Region on December 26, Spokesperson for Mann Lines Multimodal. The transit time from Xian to Oslo will make no more than 15-17 days compared to 40-45 day by the traditional Deep Sea Route.

As the cargo includes personal protection equipment, delivery time is an important factor under the Pandemic Conditions.

DB Cargo и Mann Lines Multimodal has a successful experience organizing block trains from China to Rostock, Germany via Kaliningrad Commercial Sea Port. Since April this year till December more than 90 such trains were handled.