Boxes move from Piraeus to Hungary
Over the last few weeks, five container trains carrying goods from China have rolled from the port of Piraeus (Greece) to Hungary. The boxes were destined for that region and for forwarding to Western Europe. However, to put the scheduled transit time on a par with the current one to Western Europe, the railway line connecting Belgrade and Budapest needs to be renovated.
The Southeast European international freight subsidiaries (DB Schenker) of Deutsche Bahn (DB) organised the transport of the first container train, following lengthy preparations. The regular dispatch of one train per week is expected in the future. Hungary is situated along the transit network between the Greek port and Western Europe, and the Budapest - Belgrade railway line forms part of the shortest routes between the two. (ben)