A China-Europe Freight Train on Saturday left Dongguan a manufacturing Hub in South China’s Guangdong Province, heading for Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.

The Train of the New Postal Service will pass by Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus, and is expected to arrive in Vilnius 16 days later.

Loaded with 260 tonnes of International Mail, including clothing, toys, luggage and electronic products, from Dongguan and the surrounding areas, the train will leave China via the Horgos Port in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

After arrival, the International Mail will be distributed to European Countries and Regions such as Spain, Britain, Germany and Italy.

“Via Lithuania, the mail can reach about 26 countries in Europe,” said Pu Sui, Head of Shilong Station of the Dongguan workshop under China Railway Guangzhou Group’s Guangzhou logistics Centre.

The opening of this China-Europe Freight Train service will help promote multilateral trade exchanges and cooperation between parts of south China including Dongguan and countries and regions along the rail line.

“It will serve as a great channel for manufacturing companies in the (Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao) Greater Bay Area and promote connectivity between the Greater Bay Area and countries along the Belt & Road,” said Yao Xiaoxiong, General Manager of Dongguan Logistics Com., Ltd.