The train will run from Shilong to Manzhouli, Zabakalsky (Russia), Brest (Belarus), Malaszewicze (Poland), before arriving in Hamburg 17-19 days later.

Ceva says the service will save customers up to two days compared with other routes, reducing costs.

Ceva first operated China - Europe services from Suzhou in 2010, and has built a network connecting key Chinese cities with destinations including Moscow, Lodz, Warsaw, Duisburg, Nuremburg, and Tilburg.