HAMBURG: Among the many achievements of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), helping in making Port of Hamburg the largest sea-rail combined port in Europe is one of its most important ones. China is one of the largest users of the Port of Hamburg, so much so that about one-third of the freighters at the Port are either bound for China or originate there. Except this, more than 30 international cargo trains move between Hamburg and Chinese cities every week.

According to Peter Tschentscher, the first mayor of the city of Hamburg, BRI has been crucial in boosting the role of Hamburg as a gateway for Chinese cargo to enter Europe.

Tschentscher further noted that Hamburg’s official data showed that more than 550 Chinese companies have invested in the northern German city, indicating that investment of Chinese enterprises in Hamburg have risen exponentially. Moreover, every year about 4.8 million standard containers are transported by sea between Hamburg and China, which is “more than any other port in Europe.”

Source: Xinhua News Agency