Ukraine launches cargo train service to ChinaStaff writer ▼ | January 18, 2016
The first cargo train en route to China departed Friday from Ukraine's southern port city of Illichivsk along the famed Silk Road via Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
Trade From Illichivsk via Silk Road
He hoped that establishing of the train service connection would help boost Ukraine's trade ties with China and other countries along the route.
The 10-car train service, with 20 containers, will first be ferried to Georgia. It will then shift to rail to Azerbaijan and from there switch back to ferry to Kazakhstan before changing to rail and reaching China.
The entire journey of the train will take 11-12 days. ■