First Freight train from UK to China departs

The first freight train to bring goods from Britain to China headed off on Monday, April 10.

The train, loaded with vitamins, baby products, and other goods departed from DP World London Gateway depot in Essex.

The train is ultimately headed to Yiwu, China.

It will pass through seven countries: France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan—on its 7,500-mile trek, which will take three weeks if all goes well.

Britain wants to develop trade with other nations as it prepares to leave the EU.

 
 
 
RECOMMENDED ARTICLE

Circus lion regains his freedom after 13 years in cage

Circus lion regains his freedom after 13 years in cage
READ MORE >
 
 

Macron, Le Pen advance in French election

Macron, Le Pen advance in French election
PARIS (AP)—French voters shut out the political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in modern history, ...
READ MORE >
 

Teen indicted in Israel made phone threats

Teen indicted in Israel made phone threats
An Israeli-American teen, unnamed because of his age, was indicted in Tel Aviv, Israel, on April 24 for ...
READ MORE >
 

Latest destination for beachgoers: Cambodia

Latest destination for beachgoers: Cambodia
People seeking sun, sea, sand, and quiet for their vacations have discovered Cambodia. Cambodia offers the same warm ...
READ MORE >
 

Mattis makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Mattis makes surprise visit to Afghanistan
Defense Secretary James Mattis landed in Afghanistan in an unannounced visit on April 24. At a press conference ...
READ MORE >
 

Orangutan makes trade with a human in the zoo

Orangutan makes trade with a human in the zoo
I assure you that when you'll see the orangutan in this video making a trade with a human, ...
READ MORE >