A train with goods exclusively “Made in Austria” left Vienna toward China on Aug. 20. The train loaded with Lenzing fibers and provided by Nunner Logistics was the first train in the history of Austria carrying products 100 percent produced in Austria directly to China. In strict compliance with the Covid-19 protective measures, Austria’s minister for climate action, environment, energy, mobility, innovation and technology, Leonore Gewessler, China’s amabassafor in Austria, Xiaosi Li, Stefan Doboczky, chief exceutive of the Lenzing Group, Thomas Kargl, board member of the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group, Erwin Cootjans, chief executive of Nunner Logistics, and Erich Hampel, chairman of the board of the B&C Private Foundation, took part in the departure ceremony. The train transports 41 containers with Tencel™ branded Lyocell and Modal fibers with a total value of €1.8 million directly to customers in China. On its 16-day trip to Shanghai, the train covers a total of 10,460 kilometers and passes through seven countries: Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and China. “Transporting goods by rail to China is possible. This train from Vienna to China is an integral part of climate protection. Because we want to support the shift from road to rail, especially in freight transport. Today’s train is the first step – I am convinced it will set an example,” said Gewessler.