Volvo special train to link China, Belgium
A special train carrying China-made Volvo cars will run between northeast China's Heilongjiang Province and Zeebrugge, Belgium from early June.
A China-made Volvo S90 model. [File Photo: volvocars.com]
The train will depart Daqing City, Heilongjiang, where a Volvo factory is located, and travel more than 9,800 kilometers in around 18 days before reaching the Belgian port. It will pass through Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany.
The railway connection will boost cooperation between China and Belgium, said Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Kris Peeters, who attended the launch ceremony held in Daqing on Saturday.
Volvo S90 models will be exported to Belgium, said Yuan Xiaolin, senior vice president of Volvo Car Group.
The train is scheduled to run once a week initially, and the frequency is expected to rise to four to five times a week by the end of this year.