China-Europe rail gets Vietnam connection, but huge mode shift brings delays

Booming China-Europe rail freight has expanded to Vietnam, but high demand and bad weather means lengthy delays.
Due to overstretched deepsea container trades, demand has been growing in South-east Asia for transport connections to Chinese rail hubs, via sea or truck.
Now, with a new Vietnam Railways (VNR) service, Hanoi has a direct rail freight link with Belgium, via Zhengzhou in China’s Henan province.
The railway operator said it was planning eight trips …

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