German national railway Deutsche Bahn and the Chinese Ministry of Railways have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate more closely in rail freight transport and in expanding the Chinese rail infrastructure. Both parties plan to step up the establishment of new transports between Asia and Europe through closer cooperation.
“China offers growth potential for our customers and for us,” says Karl-Friedrich Rausch, member of the management board of DB Mobility Logistics AG, responsible for transportation and logistics. “The more Chinese production sites that move from the coast inland, the more interesting rail transport to Europe becomes for many manufacturers. We want to meet this demand.” The aim is also to involve the Russian Railways, RZD, to increase trans-Eurasian rail freight transports.
The DB subsidiary is ready to offer its consulting, planning, construction supervision and project management support to China during the expansion and new construction of the high-speed network.
In 2010, DB International submitted the winning bid in five other construction supervision projects for nine high-speed routes in China. The total contract volume is around 30 million euros.